William Vincent Shorts

Company C 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA December 4, 1966


Age: 21
Race: Negro
Sex: Male
Date of Birth May 7, 1945
Religion: BAPTIST
Marital Status: Single

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jul 21, 1966
Casualty was on Dec 4, 1966
Body was recovered

Panel 13E - Line 12


William Shorts was killed on Operation Paul Revere IV, when a short round from a 4.2 inch mortar
fired by 1/35 Infantry hit inside his perimeter at grid reference YB659775, approximately 31 kilometers
west/northwest of Dak Pek.




SP4 William V. Shorts' decorations


William is also eligible to receive the Conspicuous Service Cross
from the State of New York






The following narrative was sent to this website along with the top photo:

What your receiving is a picture of a real good friend and better soldier, William Vincent Shorts was KIA on this date 12/4/66
outside of Pleiku VietNam. He was a Sp4 at the time and had worked point most of the time.
He was from Rensselaer NY and won't let you forget it. Shorts was one of what later came to be called a Boat person.
He came over with the Division in 66. He was a member of Charlie Company 1/22. 4th ID.
Shorts was KIA doing what he was good at and loved, protecting his men.





The following article is from the Troy Record, November 14, 1966:






The following article is from the Times Record, February 11, 1967:








Graceland Cemetery
Albany County
New York, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 13, Grave 11.


Grave marker for William Shorts

Photo by Lucy from the Find A Grave website












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