First Sgt. Arthur B. Bengen
Sergeant Bengen Killed in Action - First Sgt. Arthur B. Bengen son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bengen, 3700 Meridian St., was killed in Vietnam last Saturday. Sergeant Bengen died of multiple shrapnel wounds from an enemy land mine while leading a patrol in Quang Nam Province. He is the 39th man from the area to be killed in Vietnam. Sergeant Bengen was in his second tour of duty in Vietnam. He received the Army Commendation Medal for heroism in Vietnam during an ambush on 20 Oct 1964. A 1952 graduate of Bellingham High School, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1953. Survivors include the widow, Eva, and two children, Ronda, 12, and Arthur, 7, of San Diego; his parents, a brother, Benard W. Bengen of Bellingham; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Paul of Everett, Mrs. Tona Hamstra of Seattle, Mrs. Martha DuVall of Kirkland and Mrs. Louise Downing of Bellingham; and his grandmother, Mrs. Eda Davis, Fairmont MN.
The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham WA, Thursday, 6 Nov 1969
William Henry "Bill" Wetzel December 12, 1946 - January 29, 2014 William H. Wetzel, 67, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MI.
Bill was born December 12, 1946 at 12:14 PM at Hurley Hospital in Flint, MI to Harry Fredrick Wetzel & Barbara Marie Flintoft. Upon high school graduation Bill went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army.
Bill was a proud Vietnam Veteran where he served from June 16, 1966 until April 1, 1968. He was a Specialist E4 with Sec. V11, Chopper 5, AR 635-200 SPN 411 Overseas. His last Duty was with the 498th MED CO (AA) USAR and Army Reserve until June 15, 1972 leaving with an Honorable Discharge. He then went on to receive his associates degree in Criminal Law and a became a Michigan State Trooper, badge #1111, on December 20, 1968, until his retirement after 23 years of service on December 21, 1991.
Bill was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, scuba diving, skiing, and everything outdoors. He was the kindest person you could know and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
May Bill rest in peace and enjoy his next adventure.
He is survived by his wife Deborah L. Fergus
Specialist E4 William Henry "Bill" Wetzel
George Niebaur, US Army
GySgt. Elliot, USMC
John M. Flynn, US Air Force
John Muchow, US Army
LCpl. Brian Lane, USMC
PFC. Michael Carter, USMC
Michael Carter of Princess Anne, WA passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
People that knew him had great things to say about him.
He proudly served his country in United States Marine Corps.
"Never Forgotten!" SEMPER FIDELIS!