Feb 082012

Cpl William Wilson Norman

Birth: Dec. 20, 1946 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Feb. 6, 1968 Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.

USMC Cpl William Wilson Norman native of Charlotte, NC was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that William died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

A friend and neighbor recalls that they attended school together and played baseball on the same team. I can still see William, we called him Billy, with that big smile on his face as he rounded third heading for home. His brothers, Gary and Toby were in the war zone at the time he was killed, they were also Marines. He was the son of Mrs. Luther C. Norman of Charlotte, NC.

He served with the 7th Communication Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, 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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