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Hello, I am the son of a Ranger. Unfortunately, he was killed in an accident before my birth, and I never got the chance to know him. As such, I am trying to reach out and find others who did know him.

I am looking for anyone who might have known, or even served with William Frederick (Billy) Cotter. He was killed in 1972, while living in Suffolk, VA. I do know Billy served in-country during VietNam, but do not know the specifics.

If anyone knew Billy, I would take it as a personal favor if you could share something about him.

To those who have served, and still serve, Thank You All.....

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Welcome..Do you know the specific unit your dad was with??
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Welcome.

If one of our resident Nam Vets don't know him personally hopefully they can send you in the right direction to find someone who does.

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Post by JIBiohazard »

Thank you all for the welcome...

I do not know the specifics of his service, merely that he was a Ranger. I want to say he went through Airborne school in late 65 or early 66 though. Maybe that might help somewhere.

Thank you all for your help. From what I have read of the boards so far, and the ones I recognize as routine posters, there is no better family, than the family of Rangers.....

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You can request a copy of your dad's military recoords from the personell center. You'll need his name, ssn and maybe some other information.

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html

he link above will take you to the right web page I believe.
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Welcome. You need to get an avatar. That's twice.
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