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William Edward Cordero
Major, United States Air Force
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Born on July 20, 1935, he was killed in action, with Major Charles Lovelace, while on an air mission in Laos on June 22, 1965. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart. 

He and Lovelace are each buried in Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to the Memorial Ampitheater.

CORDERO, WILLIAM EDWARD
MAJ USAF
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/20/1935
DATE OF DEATH: 06/22/1965
DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/01/1969
BURIED AT: SECTION 46  SITE 1102
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 

Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross
 


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Purple Heart Medal
Purple Heart Medal
 
 

Air Medal
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