SERGEANT WILLIAM (BILL) MEEUWSEN, beloved husband, son and brother, was killed in combat near Baghdad, Iraq, November 23, 2005. Bill was born in Mount Vernon, WA, on February 10, 1981. After the events of 9/11, Bill decided to join the Army and fulfill a long time desire to serve in the military. Bill served with the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment (Air Assault) in South Korea near the DMZ for a year and then joined Alpha Company, 2-502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Fort Campbell, KY. It was at Ft. Campbell that Bill met the love of his life, Lauren Mann and they married August 18, 2005 in Clarksville, TN. Bill was a tall, caring man with a warm smile and a compassionate heart for people as well as animals. Bill was both loved and respected by his family and his many friends.
Information courtesy of The Houston Chronicle
Thank you so much, Bill, for your courage and your sacrifice. You left loved ones behind with the knowledge you might not come back alive, and for that I can’t find words to express my admiration. May the Lord richly bless Lauren for all she has given for the cause of our country. I will remember you, Bill, and I will teach my children to remember you and the others like you who gave everything for our freedom. We are forever in your debt.
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