Bill was right with us all for the nice little train ride from Fort Riley out to
Oakland, California and then to Viet Nam aboard the troop ship.
He survived numerous firefights and battles with the Viet Cong until July of 1967 when he was transferred to the 2nd/60th (another 9th Division Battalion) as part of the infusion program. Still fortunate in his new unit, he continued to avoid injuries. This is quite amazing as our unit experienced approximately 80% casualties
........wounded and/or killed in action.
After the Army, Bill went to work for Lockheed Corporation,
where his newly acquired management skills were rapidly utilized. I too, went to work for Lockheed about that time - Bill and I came in contact with each other over the years, but it wasn't until year 2000
that we suddenly realized that we had experienced combat together so many years ago.
For this amazing story, click above on "The Tale of Three Soldiers". Bill will soon retire from Lockheed and I congratulate him for his successful career. Having served our country in combat when he was called upon and for his long dedicated service in the defense industry, you would have to agree that Mr. William A. Reed of Lancaster, California is a true American patriot. Thank you Bill and Welcome Home, brother.
Bill Reynolds - April 20, 2002