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First Name: William

Last Name: Ammon

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Cincinatti, OH
Middle Name: Resor

Date of Birth: 27 March 1943

Date of Death: 16 April 1968

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Years Served:
William Resor Ammon

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


William Resor Ammon
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps

On 16 April 1968, Second Lieutenant William Resor Ammon was serving with L Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.

In a battle that day, 2ndLt Ammon was killed in action when he sustained multiple wounds from rocket rounds.

Medals and Awards

Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name William R Ammon is inscribed on Panel 50E Line 10 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Comments About 2ndLt Ammon

Some additional details on what a fine officer 2ndLt Ammon was are contained in the book "Battalion of Kings : a Tribute to Our Fallen Brothers Who Died Because of the Battlefield of Khe Sanh, Vietnam" authored by Chaplain Ray William Stubbe (January 1, 2005).

2ndLt Ammon had written home concerning the austere living conditions on Hill 881-S during the Siege and his parents had shared these with local newspapers. Eventually a Congressional Inquiry (CONGRINT) developed in which very high-ranking USMC officers countered that living conditions were actually quite good on the hill! But 2ndLt Ammon came to a tragic end. “He was well-respected by the troops because he was not only a professional Marine, but he cared about his men too, and when he got orders to do things that’s absolutely asinine, he would question them. He wasn’t afraid to question and say, ‘wait a minute; there’s probably a better way to do this.’ He got a lot of respect for that."

[The comments information was contributed by Findagrave Member Richard Weston, Member # 48481943.]


Second Lieutenant William Resor Ammon is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, in Garden LN, Section 100, Lot 166, Space 8.


Honoree ID: 3348   Created by: MHOH




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