Former Marine Staff Sergeant Billy Don Line, 80, passed away February 10, 2014. Billy was born January 7, 1934 in Plainview, Texas. He attended Hardin-Simmons University and was a member of the Cowboy Band. Billy proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a member of the First Provisional Demilitarized Zone Police Company patrolling the Korean Demilitarized Zone and was a lifetime member of the VFW. Prior to retiring, he worked for decades as a Farmer's Insurance agent and Real Estate Appraiser. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Martha, three daughters, Anna Kiesel, Roberta Geralds, and Terri Wenz and one grandson. Graveside services with full honors were held on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM in Miramar National Cemetery (Section 9, Site 1409), 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA 92122.
Governor Raymond Gary of Oklahoma, U.S.A. presented Sergeant Billy Don Line USMC with a citation for his work with the March of Dimes Campaign in 1957.
I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.
1stLt Clifton B. Cates USMC at Belleau Wood, 19 July 1918
Nineteenth Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (1Jan1948 - 31Dec1951)