Virginia Heroes

William E. Lyell

Sergeant, Marine Corps

Born: March 28, 1946
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Entered: January 1, 1965
Discharged: January 1, 1968
Died In: N/A
Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Navy/Marines Presidential Unit Citation

Served in World War II with the 11th Engineer Battalion. Built the ‘MacNamara Line’ at the DMZ between North and South Vietnam. Also built the combat bases of Khe Sahn, Dong Ha, Con Thien and Cho Linh.

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