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Left to right: Sgt Bill "Snuffy" Gupser, 2nd Battalion/12th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Connie Stevens and an unknown 25th Infantry Division hospital patient, 12/21/1969

 Item, Object: 124, Box: 1
Part of Iconography 1668: Jeff Hinman Vietnam Conflict photographs and slides


Connie Stevens sang the 1969 hit "Wedding Bell Blues" during the '69 Bob Hope show. This is about a woman pleading her man Bill to marry her. So, Connie asked anyone named Bill to join her on stage. Infantryman Bill "Snuffy" Gupser got up on stage and put on a good show. Notes about Bill Gupser, 2/12th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division: He was one of the five men whow ere not killed or seriously wounded in a firefight. He was awarded the Silver Star, 3 Army commendation medals (2 for valor), a Bronze star for Valor, a Vietnamese cross of Gallantry with palm, and an air medal. Later in life he became the Police chief of Condon, Oregon and retired to Fossil, Oregon.; Location: 25th Infantry Division Base, Cu Chi, South Vietnam; photo by Jeff Hinman '68


  • 12/21/1969

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From the Collection: English

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