William Edward Dick, Jr

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
14 June 1947 - 19 September 1968
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Combat Medic

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for William Edward Dick, Jr

29 Aug 2005

You, 1LT Robert Sovizal and 1LT Sigfrid Karlstrom were all members of the 41st Civil Affairs Company who died trying to help the people of Vietnam improve their lives. May God have mercy on us all and may He grant you eternal peace.

From the Team Chief, Civilian Supply Team, 41st Civil Affairs Co,
1Lt Elmer M. Pence
41st Civil Affairs Company
RVN 1966-1968

28 Sep 2005


by a unit member,
LTC John Schmidt III (Ret)

28 May 2006

Fifteen of our brothers from the 41st CA Co just completed a reunion where we thought about all our brothers with whom we served. We held a memorial in honor of you, Sigfrid Karlstrom, and James Sovizal who made the ultimate sacrifice. God give all of you peace.

From a fellow soldier,
LTC John Schmidt III (Ret)
68 Riverside Lane, Martindale, Texas 78655

25 May 2007

Thinking of you on this Memorial Day

From someone who remembers your sacrifice,
LTC (ret) John Schmidt III

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The DoD Central Identification Laboratory database says that SP Dick was assigned to the MACV Advisory Team 27 at the time of his death. Mr. Pence advises that the following information is derived from the official company history of the 41st Civil Affairs Company:
"The 41st Civil Affairs Company consisted of twenty teams that were originally assigned to the major tactical units deployed throughout the country. In 1968 most of the teams were reassigned to MACV control. Dick was with the team at Phu My, Binh Dinh Province. He was a medic and also served as team medic for the MACV Advisory Team there - that may be where the confusion lies. It also indicates he won the Bronze Star."
and LTC Schmidt puts SP4 Dick with the 41st CA Company's Team 11. In order to resolve the question, The Virtual Wall staff obtained a service record extract from the National Archives which confirms SP4 Dick's assignment to the 41st Civil Affairs Company. MACV's Advisory Team 27 was the team assigned to Binh Dinh Province, although at some point in 1968 its designation was changed to Advisory Team 42.

Visit John Dennison's
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Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow soldier,
Elmer Pence

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 Aug 2005
Last updated 11/16/2007