View Full Version : Bill Joyner

04-15-2012, 19:50
I just found out from the FB SF Brothers page that Bill Joyner passed away today. He was my Team Sergeant on 014 and a hell of a man. RIP Brother. Never forgotten.

04-15-2012, 20:03
Knew Bill in Stuttgart. He had moved before I went upstairs but I ran into him a few times over the years. Always a positive attitude.

Rest well


The Reaper
04-15-2012, 20:09
Bill was a great guy, and the courage and determination he displayed during his running battle with cancer for the past three years was an inspiration that we should all remember.

He fought the good fight and expended all rounds. Well done, hermano.

Save us a good seat, we will see you again one day.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

Prayers out for Bill and his family.

RIP, brother.


04-15-2012, 20:11
Rest in Peace Bill
Prayers out to the family........

04-15-2012, 21:08
Damn, rest in piece Bill

Ambush Master
04-15-2012, 22:22
Thoughts and Prayers out Brother. Rest in peace, and we'll be looking for'ya @ the RP just off of that final DZ!!

04-15-2012, 23:01
I just found out...Rest In Peace brother. A loss to the community.

04-16-2012, 00:32
RIP Bill,, Vaya con Dios..

Go For Broke
04-16-2012, 01:51
Rest in Peace Bill ... you are a hell of a man.

Thanks for the stories and the foo-foo drinks. Made the times at USASFC(A) bearable.

"Joynah ... do you want to go to hairdo school?"

04-16-2012, 04:41
RIP Bill

04-16-2012, 05:40
RIP warrior.

Blue skies and soft landings.

Prays to his family and all his friends.

Good bless.

04-16-2012, 07:06
Bill and I were in C Co 4/10th INF at Ft Davis, Panama back in 82-84.

Both put our SF packets in together.

Great man. He'll be greatly missed.

Prayers to his family.

04-16-2012, 07:16
Gone,but not forgotten.

God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior....:(


He was just a simple soldier and his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us; we may need his like again,
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.......:(

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:

The passing of our soldiers often go unnoticed and unsung by most of the world, remembered only by family and friends. Wish it were not so. May he RIP, his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.........:(

I realize it's a Canadian song,however I believe most appropriate for this occasion..:(


Big Teddy

04-16-2012, 07:58
Rest In Peace, Brother.

04-16-2012, 09:11
Bill will be missed. May God be with you. RIP Brother.

Team Sergeant
04-16-2012, 10:15
Rest in Peace Bill.

04-16-2012, 10:43
Rest in Peace Fellow Warrior.

You were an inspiration to all in your last fight.

You're missed by all who served with you.

Roguish Lawyer
04-16-2012, 16:31

04-16-2012, 19:00
Bill was a great teammate and friend to many. He will be missed...

04-16-2012, 19:53
Rest in Peace...

He was the calm voice of reason in A-1-10 in the mid 90's He will be missed.

04-16-2012, 21:03
Just found out today about Bill.

Rest in Peace, Brother....Blue Skies

Abu Jack
04-17-2012, 05:28
Rest in Peace Bill. Bill always had time to talk to a guy from another team and always gave good advice.

04-17-2012, 13:23
Okay, the light probably was red that day over the McDill DZ; dang it.
Thanks for a great JumpMaster course anyway.
Wait up, I'll walk with you to the turn in point. I'owe you a beer.

(Thanks for vetting me)

04-19-2012, 12:40
RIP Bill

04-24-2012, 19:55
Bill was a righteous brother. He was far and away one of the calmest men that I ever met. Supervising our evasion team at SERE-C with Dave Miller, John "Ug" and Pet Crittenden gave him an early start on grey hair. As my service days were ending he was an understanding boss and staunch advocate, getting me time to look at pre-med schools. He penned an exquisite letter of recommendation for my medical school application packet, and I got interviewed and offers of admission my first year.

We talked by phone over the years and when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer spoke about some of the experimental protocols he was enrolled in as a patient. They kept him alive longer than normal, but we all know Bill was anything but normal. When last we talked he had developed cauda equina syndrome (a neurological disorder of the lower spinal cord) from the cancer. I had planned to fly out to NC in May to relive the good old days at SERE-C.

Bill got an early green light and left me standing on the ramp. We'll meet him again at that far-side rally point...still smiling.

05-03-2012, 11:33
Headed to FBNC for a Memorial Service for Bill.

JFK Chapel, 11 May 2012, 1400 - 1530...

Expect it to be a rough ceremony for a lot of people.

05-04-2012, 00:49
RIP. Is this the same Bill Joyner that was on FM radio?

05-04-2012, 01:21
RIP. Is this the same Bill Joyner that was on FM radio?

That would be a Negative....

05-04-2012, 01:35
That would be a Negative....

Roger...thank you for your sacrifice, Mr. Joyner.

12-04-2012, 09:52
Bill you were a great Tm SGT and will be missed.

Go For Broke
04-19-2013, 12:10

Just got the green light from his son to post (Names have been removed for OPSEC, those that knew Bill personally can fill it in ...)

Hello everyone,
This is Bill's son, XXX. It's been one year since I got on XXX to let you all know that he had lost his long, valiant fight with prostate cancer. It's hard to believe that it's been a year, because it seems like just yesterday he was here doing work on the house, running, reading books, talking about his Army days, and passing on all his wisdom.
Well, I thought I'd give everyone an update on how the family is doing a year later.
My mom, XXX, is still staying strong. She's spent a lot of time volunteering at XXX School here in XXX, where XXX and I attend. She's looking at getting back into dental hygiene. She remains very active in church, and she has been doing extremely well at adapting to all the change this past year.
XXX, my little brother, is getting ready to finish up sixth grade. He's making A Honor Roll at school, just finished his second year of playing basketball, and is looking forward to joining the Youth group at church this summer. This past year he also played on the middle school soccer team and really enjoyed it!
I'm a senior in high school right now. I am really looking forward to graduation, but I'm looking forward even more so to 1 July, which is the day I report for Beast Barracks at the United States Military Academy at West Point. I've wanted to go to West Point since I was eight years old, and Dad did everything he could to help me get ready and apply. I know he would be more than proud.
Finally, I'd like to thank everyone for all their prayers and support over the last year. We are extremely thankful for every one of you, and we would like for all of you to continue to keep Dad's memory alive in the coming years. God bless.

Sounds like Bill raised a good son (as if there was ever a question.)

Very Respectfully,

04-19-2013, 13:04

Just got the green light from his son to post (Names have been removed for OPSEC, those that knew Bill personally can fill it in ...)

Sounds like Bill raised a good son (as if there was ever a question.)

Very Respectfully,

Bill was a good soldier and a fun person to be around. I concur that he has a son to be proud of...

04-20-2013, 22:00
Rest in His waiting arms Brother - well done