These pages are dedicated to the memory of Bill Geier by his brother Bob and other Geier family members. These items have been preserved by Bob and his mother, Bernice Geier.
December, 1966 – Here’s Bill on his last leave at home prior to heading back to Fort Riley, Kansas. His Unit, Charlie Company, 4th/47th, departed January 6, 1967 by troop train to Oakland, California and then aboard a troop ship, USS General John Pope, to Vung Tau, Viet Nam.
Bill giving his loving mother, Bernice, a big hug in their Maywood, Illinois home approximately July, 1966 following Bill’s completion of Basic Training at Fort Riley.
Colonel Baden awarding the Silver Star to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Geier.
These three items speak for themselves. Bill lost his life during a significant battle with a large Viet Cong force near the village of Ap Bac in the Mekong Delta on June 19, 1967. He was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for heroism in battle and rightfully so. He was mortally wounded while tending a seriously wounded Ronnie Bryan and he had just bandaged Bob French, who was also seriously wounded moments before. Bill Geier will be forever remembered as an American hero….