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Five Adair Countians died in Vietnam

The five Adair Countians who gave the last full measure of devotion in Vietnam were:
  • Sgt. David Owen Biggs, age 20, of Columbia, U.S. Army, killed in action 1969 June 11 at Binh Tuy. Panel 22W, Row 17, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Pfc. William Rieves Curry, age 20, of Columbia, U.S. Army, killed in a vehicular crash 1968 July 06 at Tay Ninh. Panel 53W, Row 26, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Sgt. Francis Russell "Frankie" McGowan, age 22, of Columbia, U.S. Army, killed in action 1969 June 02 at Long Khanh. Panel 23W Row 46, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Pfc. William Luther Overstreet, age 21, of Elk Horn, Taylor Co. (a native of Adair County), U.S. Army, killed in action 1969 April 09 at Quang Ngai. Panel 27W Row 46. Vietnam Veterans Memorial. (Sadly, Pfc. Overstreet's name is not inscribed on the Memorial Park Monument honoring Adair County's fallen heroes.)
  • SP4 William Coy Turner, age 21, of Chance, U.S. Army, killed in action 1967 May 15 at Hua Nghia. Panel 20E Row 20, Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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