WILLIAM MEDFORD PANGLE
on Sept. 22, 1948
From HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA
Casualty was on Apr. 23, 1968
in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
Panel 51E - - Line 38
Pangle served with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, Mike Company.
He was Killed In Action during Operation HOUSTON. Pfc. Pangle's name
stands proudly on the Mike 3/5 Wall of
Honor. Semper fi, Brother Marine. We will never forget.
I served with "Medivac
Mike" from Dec. 1967 to Jan. 1969. I was an 0331 gunner the entire
time. The two names I remember very well are, William Medford Pangle,
born, 9-22-1948, died in Nam at the age of 19. He was a member of my
gun team. The same night he was killed my other team member, William
(Bill) Svoboda was wounded and evaced. Bill Svoboda and I got together
for another six months, then he was sent home for family matters. I
hope he's well. William
Pangle was a fine Marine, and died with dignity. He's one of the names
I won't forget.
T. A. Perry
3/5 Wall graphic
by Vic Vilionis, 7th Marines