French Jr., William, SO3

Deceased
 
 Service Photo   Service Details
View Time Line
Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
SO-5326-Combatant Swimmer (SEAL)
Last Rating/NEC Group
Special Warfare Operator
Primary Unit
1992-1992, 5301, (Army) Basic Airborne Course
Service Years
1991 - 1993
SO-Special Warfare Operator

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

1727 kb

Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1970
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Mike Kennedy (President), SO3 to remember French Jr., William (Bill), PO3.

If you knew or served with this Sailor and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
St. Petersburg

Date of Passing
Oct 03, 1992
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 






 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Bill French was stationed at Seal Team 5 and training in Golf platoon at the time of his death.  He was traveling home from a wedding with three fellow teammates from Seal Team 5 and were involved in a high speed collision at the intersection of Via De La Valle in Del Mar, California.  Bill and fellow Seal Team 5 teammate Stan Fant were killed instantly.
Bill is always remembered in our platoon as being generous and likable.  He loved being a Seal and would've probably made a career out of it.  He worked hard and was a good operator.  He was an outstanding runner and swimmer and had an easy going attitude.  The charisma and character that he brought to us in Golf platoon could never be equaled.  It was a great loss for all of us.
   
Other Comments:
Golf platoon 1993.  I remember we locked out of a submarine off the coast of San Clemente Island, landed and spent almost 16 hours looking for this target that seemed to not exist.  We finally found it and high-tailed it to the LZ. The choppers picked us up and off we went.  We were all beat, dirty, thirsty, hungry, sore, some with minor injuries.  We were in flight back to the mainland, it was probably four in the morning because there was only that twilight visual across the ocean.  Bill French smiled and gave me a couple pats on the knee just for good measure.  We all fell asleep.  That was the last exchange I had with Bill.  He was killed the next night.  Godspeed my friend.
   

  1990-1990, (HT) Hull Maintenance Technician C School


From Month/Year
- / 1990

To Month/Year
- / 1990

Unit
(HT) Hull Maintenance Technician C School Unit Page

Rank
Airman

NEC
Not Specified

Location
Philadelphia

Country/State
Pennsylvania
 
 
 Patch
 (HT) Hull Maintenance Technician C School Details

(HT) Hull Maintenance Technician C School

Type
Garrison - Training Command

Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Parent Unit
Formal Schools and Training Courses

Strength
Formal School

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Apr 10, 2008
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
Graduation.

   
My Photos For This Unit
No Available Photos
27 Members Also There at Same Time
(HT) Hull Maintenance Technician C School

Vaught, Jeffrey, PO1, (1985-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Taylor, Mellissa, CPO, (1989-2009) Petty Officer Third Class
Adams, Brian, PO3, (1989-1993) Fireman
Montgomery, Tyler, PO2, (1989-1993) Fireman Recruit
Gorman, Chester, CWO3, (1983-2014) HT HT-4956 Petty Officer First Class
Roethlisberger, Tom, PO1, (1978-1998) HT HT-4944 Petty Officer First Class
Shoup, Doug, PO1, (1981-2001) HT HT-4944 Petty Officer First Class
Beebe, Kelly, CPO, (1984-2010) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer Second Class
Brandt, Carl, SCPO, (1985-2011) HT HT-4942 Petty Officer Second Class
Everett, Darryl, SCPO, (1987-2010) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer Second Class
Fortin, Gary, PO1, (1984-1998) HT HT-4955 Petty Officer Second Class
Garigen, William, MCPO, (1986-Present) HT HT-4955 Petty Officer Second Class
Horn, James, CPO, (1986-2009) HT HT-4955 Petty Officer Second Class
LACY, CHRIS, CPO, (1986-2007) HT HT-4955 Petty Officer Second Class
MAUST III, GLADEN, CWO3, (1986-Present) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer Second Class
McCorley, George, CPO, (1986-2006) HT HT-4956 Petty Officer Second Class
Noble, George, PO1, (1985-2005) HT HT-4956 Petty Officer Second Class
Quigley, Steven, CPO, (1986-2007) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Rader, Tina, PO2, (1988-1992) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer Third Class
Runyan, David, PO1, (1987-2007) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer Third Class
Runyan, David, PO1, (1987-2007) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer Third Class
Viggiani, Ron, CDR, (1989-Present) HT HT-4956 Petty Officer Third Class
Goerges, John, CPO, (1990-Present) HT HT-4954 Fireman
Mautino, Mark, CPO, (1989-Present) HT HT-4954 Fireman
Mantell, Denise, FA, (1989-1991) HT HT-0000 Fireman Apprentice
Pearson, John, CPO, (1989-2007) HT HT-4954 Fireman Apprentice
Chrockrem, Tim, CPO, (1990-Present) HT HT-4954 Fireman Recruit

Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011