WO1 William Lee Byers was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/16/2009 at the age of 59.9
Highland Village, TX
Flight Class 69-5
Date of Birth 09/07/1949
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/2/17 CAV 101 ABN in 69-70
Call sign in Vietnam BANSHEE 18
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN search Jan 2010

More detail on this person: William L. "Bill" Byers, Jr., age 59, of Highland Village, TX, passed away, Sunday, August 16, 2009.

Bill was born September 7, 1949 in Indiana, PA to William and Delores Overbeck Byers. He grew up in Largo, FL and married Jane Andrews on August 14, 1982 in Atlanta, GA. Bill served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He flew helicopters as a member of 2nd 17th Calvary Division 101st Air Borne and was decorated with a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous other combat medals for his service. His Unit was recently awarded a Presidential Unit Citation. He was a member of North Texas Jeep Club and Falcon R.C. Club. Bill was a respected Captain of ASA Airlines for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jane of Highland Village; sons, Billy Byers and wife Haley of Ft. Hood, TX, David Byers of Highland Village and Travis Byers of Georgia; daughter, Tisha of Georgia; father, John Marshall of North Carolina, sisters, Karen Erickson of Florida and Doreen Byers of North Carolina; brother-in-law, George Wall; also extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores Marshall. Funeral services will be 11 am, Monday, August 24, 2009 at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Lewisville. Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2009 in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home of Lewisville is in charge of arrangements. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America at

Burial information: Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, TX

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