Billy Joe CaudillPrivate First Class
L CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
06 April 1950 - 28 August 1969
Panel 19W Line 127
The database page for Billy Joe Caudill
We miss you, old bud, and I am somewhat saddened to see that no one has said a word for you here. I have not written myself because it is hard to and I know you will understand.
The Moving Wall is in town this week and I hope to see Jack there but if not I will know why. The last time I saw him was when it was last here in 2001 and he was not good becouse of his wounds and the memories.
I know this is a half-a$$ letter but it was just not right for you not to be remembered other than in someone's heart.
REST EASY, MARINE, FOR THE LINE WAS HELD
From a friend.
I was Billy's squad leader in boot camp, Platoon 3078 San Diego. So sad after all these years to find out a brother didn't make it. Rest in peace, Billy.
From a friend and fellow Marine,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 3/1 Marines Command Chronology for August 1969 contains the following entry:
"281030H. Marine from Lima tripped SFD resulting in four KIA and two WIA. SFD believed to be 105mm round three feet high on mound."The four men killed were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 09 Oct 2006
Last updated 08/18/2007