Sunday, March 31, 2013

RIP, Captain Bill.

Captain William A. "Bill" Nessler crossed over to meet his maker on Thursday. He was a great American patriot and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.


Anonymous said...

I see by his hat that was a Viet Nam vet. Those guys are passing away faster that the general population. Capt. Bill was one day from being 66. He should have lived another 10 years at least.

Dakota said...

Bill was one of the most interesting people I have ever met. Commercial pilots license as a teenager. Cut his eye teeth flying Stearmans crop dusting. Former head of the Ag crop dusters assn in California. Bird Dog pilot in Vietnam, crop duster in Egypt. 15 years "bush pilot" in Africa, (mainly Liberia)lived there during the war. Flew a Beech 18 solo across the Atlantic to Africa.

There's more but Bill would not want me to make a big deal of it. He was a great man, friend, and patriot. He has flown home in the arms of the Angels now, I will miss him.

Chris Jones said...

I'd like to thank you for giving my husband his honor and due respect. Bill's Military Service included serving in Germany in an Intelligence Gathering Unit. While in Germany he was rotated to Viet Nam for 9 months where he flew Forward Air Control Missions, flying a Cessna Bird Dog.

A man of great honor and love of Country, and one that followed his oath til the day he took his last breath. He will be missed by all.

Chris Jones aka cj_real_American.