Billie E Sandefur

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
25 December 1936 - 27 November 1967
Cottage Grove, OR
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Silver Star

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Billie E Sandefur

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30 Oct 2003

Bill Sandefur was my father. He was killed in Quang Tin exactly one week before I was born. I was adopted shortly after my birth and I don't think he knew that I was coming. I know that my father was a First Lieutenant and an Infantry Unit Commander. The local paper said the he died a hero, trying to rescue another surrounded unit without endangering his own unit. But no one really knows what happened that day except for the men he was with. Someday I would love to hear from those men. I would love to honor my father's memory with more than a sketchy tribute. I want my father to know that even though he didn't know about me, he has always been a presence in my life and that someday I will get to know him better.

From his daughter,
Rhonda Wirth

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Four men of Alpha Company, 1/35 Infantry, were killed in action on 27 November 1967:
  • 1LT Billie E. Sandefur, Cottage Grove, OR
  • SP4 Joe H. Furch, Phoenix, AZ
  • SP4 Jose Ramos, Corpus Christi, TX
  • PFC Greig R. Parkhurst, Bremerton, WA
Lieutenant Sandefur is buried next to his father Duane in West Lawn Memorial Park at 225 South Danebo Avenue, Eugene, Oregon.

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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