SSG William R. “Billy” Wilson III was a true American Hero.
Billy was Killed In Action in Afghanistan on March 26, 2012. A graduate of Williamsville North High School, Billy joined the Army in 2005. Billy was truly a fearless man, but his courage was countered by his sense of humility, selflessness, and genuinely caring for other people, particularly his family, friends, and teammates.
Billy’s death was not what made him a hero, but rather his life is–how he carried himself, how he treated others, how he lived life to the fullest while still constantly concerning himself with the needs of everyone else. These characteristics are what made Billy a hero and incredible person.