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MSG William (Billy) LaVigne II

William 'Billy' Lavigne IIBilly was so much to so many people, a wonderful daddy to his beautiful daughter Aiya, a devoted son, a brother, and a friend to anyone he met! He was a warrior that always fought hard no matter what battle came his way! He was our hero!

He would help anyone who needed him. He was always there to encourage others when they felt they couldn’t face their challenges. He was an inspiration to all! He never backed down from a challenge and was the bravest of the brave. He lived more life in his 37 years than 10 people who lived to be 100.

Billy served with the utmost distinction and received the following awards in the military: Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal ( 2 Silver Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (5 Knots) Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Combat Stars) Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon ( Number 3). Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge with a combat Jump Star, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge and a Parachutist Badge.

Billy, Forever a Warrior, Forever a Hero!

MSG William (Billy) LaVigne II proudly served his country with no questions asked! He loved the men he served with and proudly called them his brothers. He was and is an American hero!

MSG William LaVigne II served with the utmost distinction and received the following awards: Bronze Star medal with “V” Device, Bronze Star Medal with ( 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal ( 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2Silver Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (5 Knots), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Combat Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Number 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Action Badge, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge with a Combat Jump Star, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge and Parachute Badge.

Billy was an amazing daddy to his daughter Aiya who was the light of his life. She had his heart and he had hers! We were blessed to call him our son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend!

Billy opened his heart and home to all who knew him. He made every minute count; living life to the fullest! He never feared the mountains in the distance! He was and is so loved and missed!! Forever in our Hearts!