Oct 232011

William David “Heg” Hegwood

Birth: Dec. 8, 1950 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Jun. 22, 1969 Quang Nam, Vietnam.

USMC LCPL William David Hegwood native of Charlotte, NC was 18 years old and was not married. It was reported that William died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

It was reported by his Fire Team Leader that their team was pinned down by machine gun fire. Heg and the Fire Team Leader assaulted the gun Heg went down mortally wounded. He served with Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744;finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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