GREEN BERETS Watson, Billy Joe

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Watson
  • FORENAME
Billy Joe
  • UNIT
5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCS) (Task Force Advisory Element 3)
  • RANK
Sergeant First Class
  • NUMBER
444408786​
  • DATE OF DEATH
21st June 1971
  • AGE
38
  • GRAVESITE
Lafayette Memorial Park,Fayetteville,Cumberland County,North Carolina Veterans Section C 192
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Okemah,Oklahoma
born 19.10.1932 Okemah,Oklahoma
son of William J. Watson,608 West Eufala Street,Okemah,Oklahoma
son of Etta B. Watson,202 South Second Street,Okemah,Oklahoma
husband of Freda Louise (nee Dacus) Watson,813 Morriston Street,Fayetteville,North Carolina (5 children Robert,Billy,Anthony,Lisa and David)
wife (1929-97) served US Army in Korean War
entered service 1952
7 SF Group (Company A,1 Bn) 1963-64
5 SF Group (Det A-405) (4 M.S.F.C.) 1968-69
MACV-SOG 1969-71
awards Bronze Star with 2 oak leaf clusters,Air Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters
killed in vehicle when lightning set off claymore mine Ninh Thuan Province,South Vietnam (non hostile)​
Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,D.C. Panel 03W Line 84
 
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