WILLIAM T VOHRINGER

WILLIAM T VOHRINGER - SSGT

  • HOMETOWN:
  • vincentown
  • COUNTY:
  • Burlington
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • May 06, 1943
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • March 15, 1970
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • SSGT
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


William Thomas Vohringer , referred to as "Country", a nickname he received from his fellow soldiers while in Vietnam, was born May 6, 1943, in Camden, NJ, to Catherine G. Gumbrell and Otto Robert Vohringer. He had nine brothers - Robert, George, Otto, Ernest, Charles, Neil, James, Richard and Kenneth; and five sisters - Jean, Catherine, Alice, Susan and Gloria.

William graduated from Lenape Regional High School in Medford, NJ, in 1961. Soon after, William entered the US Army and began his tour in Vietnam on November 7, 1969. Vohringer attained the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSGT/E6) and served in Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division.

On December 15, 1969, Vohringer was hit by mortar fire while in combat in South Vietnam and was transferred to Japan and then California to recover. He died from his wounds on March 15, 1970. He is listed as killed in action.

He left behind his fiancé, Prisicilla Colantro, in San Francisco, CA.

His family laid him to rest at Greenwood Cemetery in Millville, NJ.

Vohringer received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal Infantryman Badge, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Sources: Gloria Vohringer (sister) and NJVVMF.


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