William G. Geis

Posted on March 27, 2010


Geis WWilliam was assigned to Charlie Troop on December 8, 1965 and was Killed in Action on January 28, 1966. William was an Infantryman or a “Grunt” as they were called.

William was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB), Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.

If any family member or friend reads this blog, please contact me as I am looking for pictures and personal stories about this brave man.

William Geis died as an aerial scout observer on board an OH-13S. I was his pilot. Bill volunteered to fly as a scout. We were covering the flanks of an Infantry Battalion and engaged an NVA ambush. We were downed during the action on Jan 27 and Bill died the next morning in the hospital. Bill was a young American man. I miss Bill and think of him often. I am sorry he didn’t come home to enjoy the country he fought to keep.

Robert Young