Bill D. Voss, a native of Edmond, Okla., served with the 101st Airborne Divison in the Vietnam War zone. Less the four months after arriving in Vietnam, he became a platoon sergeant in his unit. Late on night, his unit was called to reinforce an ambushed Ranger Patrol. As Sergeant Voss prepared the wounded for evacuation and positioned his men into a defensive perimeter, his own unit came under heavy fire. Badly wounded and subjecting himself to hostile fire, he single-handedly rescued the evacuees while moving from position to position, directing fire on enemy locations.
His actions repelled the enemy attack and earned him a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. Sergeant Voss was seriously wounded as a result of his actions and spent six months in the hospital, not to mention several additional months in physical recuperations. Voss is a highly respected citizen of Edmond.