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Billy M. Brown (#46859520)
 member for 10 years, 9 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo A member of the Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Midland, Texas. I am researching all 228 men who died in Vietnam from 30 West Texas Counties. Project includes finding burial sites.

I am also attempting to locate the final burial places and pictures of all Veterans who died in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund is in the process of building a new education center which will house the photos of all Vietnam casualties. I am involved in this project. If any one has a picture of a Vietnam casualty, please let me know.

I am attempting to add memorial tributes to those Vietnam deaths as I find them at findagrave. I am using data from many sources. One of the best is This is a copyrighted site. I have been a 10 year contributor and assist them when and where I am asked. I am not on their staff. I have obtained permission to utilize some of their material. That permission, however, is limited and does not give other contributors the permission to copy and use that material without obtaining authorization from

Other sources includes Department of Defense Form 1330 headstone request information. I do not have actual copies of these requests but do have means to obtain copies from other researchers such at and Robert Sage of Austin, Texas. This information, however, was documented a short time following the death of the service member. There have been instances where a service member was disinterred and moved to another grave site at a later date. Some of the information gives a burial locale and not a specific cemetery. In those instances, the headstone was most often delivered to the Funeral Home, or when delivered to a family member, they made their own arrangements to the set the headstone.

Other sites that I utilize is the Wall Project at This is the actual site of the Wall. Some of the information includes other contributors who have documented information there. I attempt to give credit as I can.

Other sites include Finally, I have utilized information from family, friends and acquaintances to document the Vietnam casualty's final resting place. Invaluable is the contribution of the findagrave community. These volunteers have assisted in actually locating and documenting burial sites.

There are occasionally errors and omissions, but I will correct that when I receive creditable information.

If you feel that any of the images/words used on this site infringe on YOUR rights, please contact me via EDIT BUTTON FOR CORRESPONDENCE and I will be more than happy to comply with your request and remove them.

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PFC Frank David Adams (87223473)
Thanks Billy for researching the burial site for PFC Adams. You are appreciated!
Added by Steve on May 16, 2017 9:03 AM
David M. Habben
Capt. Donald William Dietz
Hello. Because my cemetery entrance photo is shown on your entry for Capt. Dietz, I had a young lady contact me for information. I've copied her request here in hopes that you might be able to help her, or at least contact her. Thank you.

Hello, my name is Alexandria Chavez and I am a junior at Camden Fairview High School in Camden, Arkansas. I am taking AP Lang at the moment and our assignment is to do a memorial video for one of many veterans in the Vietnam War. And I see that you put a picture up on his profile and I was wondering if you could trace me back to any family or friends of Captain Donald William Dietz to get in contact with them for my project. If so, please get back to me as soon as possible. I appreciate it in advance!
Added by David M. Habben on May 03, 2017 9:54 AM
Tina Rains
I contacted the cemetery office at Sunset. They went
thru every name of Rains,and said they do not have
her on the burial list.
Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Apr 29, 2017 8:10 AM
Judy Allen
RE: Thomas Dale Culp
Thank you.
Added by Judy Allen on Apr 27, 2017 11:45 AM
Judy Allen
Thomas Dale Culp
I would like permission to download his photo in order to help someone that is related, I am not, just doing a service.
Added by Judy Allen on Apr 25, 2017 8:27 AM
Steve P.
Viet Nam Project
Billy, I read about your project and would like to share my uncle's memorial with you. My uncle, Raymond Pirrman (# 17076313) died in Viet Nam on July 4, 1969. He and 2 other men on the tank with him died at the same time. They were Spec. Ambrose Gassaway (# 17274517) and Sgt. Jimmy Don West ( # 15558149). Thanks for all you do regarding this project and for your hard work.
Steve P.
Added by Steve P. on Apr 25, 2017 6:42 AM
I passed it along to Eyedigg, who manages Sgt Kastrinos. I believe she has added the info. Sorry for any confusion.
Added by Rags on Apr 17, 2017 6:50 PM
OOPS! Now I understand why I didn't remember posting him. I will see that the info is properly posted. Sorry for the confusion, and thank you.
Added by Rags on Apr 10, 2017 11:21 PM
28409787, Sgt. Kastrinos
First let me thank you for the time and effort you have invested in a worthwhile effort.

I want to apologize. I just found your email message. My email box is choked with spam and messages from some government websites to which I should not have subscribed. Thereby hangs another tale.

I am curious, though. Did you submit the sergeant's information using the "EDIT" tab? I'm no expert, but if I understand correctly, your edit should have posted automatically if I did not respond. If that is not what you did, please try it, and this time I will be alert and accept it. Thank you.
Added by Rags on Apr 10, 2017 11:10 PM
Bruce Alvin Robinson
Find A Grave Memorial# 125988337

You sent me a couple of edits for Bruce, which I accepted, but now am beginning to question for the following reasons:

There was a Bruce Allen Robinson who died in Viet Nam, according to this record on

Bruce Allen Robinson
United States Military Personnel who Died During the Vietnam War
Name Bruce Allen Robinson
Event Type Death
Event Date 03 Nov 1968
Event Place , Binh Duong, South Vietnam
Military Tour Date 07 Sep 1968
Casualty Type Hostile, Died
Casualty Cause Note Gun, Small Arms Fire
Military Unit Army
Military Component Selective Service
Military Command 25th Inf Div
Military Regiment 27th Infantry
Military Battalion 1st Bn
Military Company or Battery HHC
Military Rank Private First Class
Occupation Medical Specialist (ARMY)
Service Number 56724889
Birth Date 13 Mar 1948
Residence Place Calimesa, California, United States
Panel 39W
Citing this Record

"United States Military Personnel who Died During the Vietnam War, 1956-2003," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Bruce Allen Robinson, 03 Nov 1968; citing , Binh Duong, South Vietnam, panel 39W, line 013, NARA NAID 571687, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

But, as far as I know, the parents of Bruce Alvin Robinson never lived in California, and I can find no birth record there for him. Also, note that the birth and death dates for Bruce Alvin and Bruce Allen are not the same. I got my birth date for Bruce Alvin from an index of cemetery records for Mount Hebron cemetery, which is no longer online. And note that Bruce Alvin was buried 4 days after his death, which seems a little soon for someone who died in Viet Nam.

So my question to you is, do you have any more information for Bruce Alvin Robinson to confirm his death records?
Added by NWpioneer on Mar 10, 2017 3:57 PM
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