William Franklin Joiner

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
16 April 1947 - 12 February 1968
Fairburn, Georgia
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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12 Feb 2004

It was the greatest honor for me and the men of CRIP to know you and to serve with you. You and the 9 other men will live in our hearts forever and you will never be forgotten. We love you and we miss you. Thank you for being our brother. We will always remember the "MIGHTY 10".

Wolfhounds Forever!

8 Feb 2005

The courage, strength, valor, and love for your fellow soldiers displayed by you on the battle field that day that our Lord called you to your heavenly home will be embedded in our hearts eternally. Our memories of you will always be in our minds and hearts each and and every day. You are truely loved and missed.

Your "CRIP" Brothers

01 Feb 2007

Frank, it has been 39 years since that horrible day on the battlefield when you gallantly fought by our sides and paid the ultimate price of giving your life which allowed many of your fellow platoon members to survive. Your courage will be remembered by us for the rest of our days. We all have the greatest of love, respect, and admiration for you and the other men of The Mighty 10. You are a shining light in each of our hearts every day. We salute you, miss you, and never will forget you.

Wolfhounds Forever !!! Your Brothers of CRIP

From a friend,
Leonard Brooks

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16 Apr 2007

April 16 2007 - Today is Franklin Joiner's birthday and we love and miss him so very much on this day as we do every day. He was truly a wonderful son, brother, husband and father. It has been 39 long years since that tragic day when he and nine other Wolfhounds lost their lives. We will never forget them and all of our brave soldiers who served our country then and are serving our great country now. May God Bless them All.

Your Brother Bobby Crawford and Family

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The ten men from the Recon and Intelligence Platoon, 2nd Bn, 27th Infantry, who died in action on 12 Feb 1968 were

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your Platoon Brothers,
Len Brooks

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 14 Feb 2004
Last updated 11/13/2010