William 'Bill' Long                          


In Remembrance of William 'Bill' Long - 74

Bill passed on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at his son's home in Everett, Washington. He was 74 years old. Bill served Air America® from July 1969 to June 1974 as a flight mechanic in Udorn. He is survived by wife Vimol and son who is a Naval Officer based in Washington state. I spoke to Vimol yesterday and she told me that Bill will be cremated and the family will return with him to their home in Alabama.

I hope to be able to speak with is son in the next few days. Arden Davis believes Bill may have served in Marines, Air Force, and Army. I believe this is true, but would like confirmation.

Personally, I knew Bill in Udorn, but got to know him very well while we both worked for Bell Helicopters in Isfahan, Iran. He was a gentleman in the classic sense. Great sense of humor and wonderful family man.

reported by Arden Davis
Mike Kandt, Chaplin

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