101 airborne combat patch
William Dennis Breightmyer
Breightmyer arrived in Vietnam 1968 and was assigned to A/2/501st.

PFC William Dennis Breightmyer
Died: May 5, 1968 in Thua Thien,
South Vietnam due to hostile fire.
PFC William D. Breightmyer earned the Purple Heart (Posthumously) for military merit and for
wounds received which resulted in their deaths from fragments from a hostile mortar round in La
Chu, 3km NW of Hue in the Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam.