William C. Burch, ’65


William C. Burch

William C. Burch
Class of 1965
3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, USARV

Bronze Star w/Valor for heroism during Operation “Cedar Falls.” 1st Lt. Burch’s unit was searching a known Viet Cong village when they came under fire from underground positions north of the village. Under enemy fire, Lt. Burch moved forward and engaged the fleeing enemy. Remaining in this exposed area, he added his fire to that of two other members of the forward unit, and exposed and killed the Viet Cong.