In Memory

William Riebe

William Riebe

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06/11/13 12:44 PM #1    

Judy Kay Moore


You were my buddy.... my pal....  Your smile and laugh and teasing..... I think of you often.  I was saddend and my heart wept when I learned that the Vietnam War claimed your life :'(  

You were so young!  You were so brave! You were taken from us way too soon!!!

RIP in peace my dear friend..... for it is because of the young and brave like you, that I can rest in peace every day and night.....


06/12/13 12:47 PM #2    

Cathy Plumb (Seehuetter)

I remember Bill as one of the sweetest guys around in the class of '68.  I remember dancing a slow dance with him at Sunrise Park Junior High School back in the day.  He was so nervous - so was I.  I will always remember Bill - he was always smiling and had a really big heart.  I was so devastated when I heard of his tragic death - I think of him often.  I hope he has met my daughter and stepson in their heavenly home.  

Cathy Plumb Seehuetter

06/13/13 11:12 AM #3    

Thomas Dahedl

Bill was a great guy. As with alot of people, after high school I lost touch with him. In the fall of 1969 I entered the Army and took basic training at Ft. Bragg North Carolina. I was in my final week of basic and strolling through the post PX when I ran into Bill. I had no idea that he also was in the military. We started to talk about old times in White Bear when who should walk up but another 1968 alumn Steve Grand who was also in basic at Ft. Bragg. We talked about the odds of three people from the same high school being so far from home having a chance meeting. Soon, yet another White Bear grad showed up - Jimmy Carlson, and finally my good friend Greg Boettner ( I knew Greg was stationed at Ft. Bragg.) After 10 weeks of basic training it was great talking to people from home. All of us were in the final stages of basic training and just waiting for orders for our next duty station. Of course, at that time we all figured we would eventually be going to Vietnam - some did and some didn't, but we didn't talk about it much - we talked about home. Because of our chance meeting at the PX, we all vowed to keep in touch, but never did. I never saw Bill again. Some months later I received a letter from my mom wiith the article about Bill's fateful plane crash. Like so many young men back then Bill died a hero.

06/15/13 05:10 PM #4    

Bruce Stipe

Entered the Army on April Fools Day 1969 - Ft Cambell KY - Ft Polk - Ft Bragg - Ft Louis WA offered a teaching position 173rd Airborne top of the class Sgt E-5 - Married on leave Dec. 27th 1969 - 1970 the plane Bill was on I believe  landed in Alaska for refueling in route to Viet Nam crashed - I landed in Alaska a few days later - my family thought I was on that plane....Rest in Peace Bill.... Nam wasn't that fun you didn't miss anything- very sorry - Sgt BJ Stipe

11/22/17 07:09 AM #5    

Gregory Freer

Bill and I where friends in our senior year with Glenn Bennett and Mike Longville and others. Bill had a great laugh and he was always positive regardless. He was killed in a plane crash on his way to Viet Nam in Alaska and I had just returned and not able to see him. It was just another blow.

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