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Memorial Day: Remembering PFC Louis Willett '63

On Memorial Day, we remember the ultimate sacrifices made by the brave men and women of our armed forces. Each year, Molloy's Class of 1963 continues a special tradition on this day, donating a memorial wreath in memory of their classmate, Private First Class Louis Willett '63. PFC Willett is a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.” He was mortally wounded on February 15, 1967 in Kontum Province, Vietnam, while purposefully drawing enemy fire away from his platoonmates, enabling their safe retreat. PFC Willett's bravery and selflessness continue to resonate with our community and especially our Class of 1963.

Click the button below to read PFC Willett’s Medal of Honor citation. Together let us remember the legacy of PFC Willett and of the many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.


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