Tributes

Memorial Page Established by Leon Merrow
In Honor Of LCpl William C. Koprince

If I could talk to you Billy here is what I would say

Dear Billy
I have come to know you through your parents.  They are so very proud of you.  Tomorrow
will be 3 years since you have been gone.  We are going to go to church with your mom and
dad tomorrow.  They are such wonderfull loving people.  They are so very strong also.  I have
come to love them as dear friends and I feel the feeling is mutual.  Billy I wish I could have
served beside you because I feel I know you and you are the ultimate warrior.  You put others
so very far ahead of yourself.  Thank you Billy for what you have given me. You have given
me the privledge to live in a free country and to worship at any church I chose.  You are the
reason for our freedom.  
Your father wears a shirt that says "Not all the lost can be someone elses child".  That is so
very true.  Your father is a remarkable individual.  
Bill as we honor you tomorrow we also honor your parents and your sister and all those that
have given the ultimate sacrifice.  We will thank God for you and for the privledge of knowing
you through your parents.
You see I am a veteran from the Vietnam era but I came home.  Sometimes I feel so blessed
by that and other times I feel so ashamed.
Please listen to our prayers tomorrow for your parents. We know you are with the Lord so we
don't worry about you but only miss you.
Good by for now my brother.  When I get to heaven I will look for you.  I so very much want to
shake your hand and tell you "Thank you my brother"
God Bless you and God Bless America
Lance Cpl. William C. Koprince Jr.
United States Marine Corps.
KIA 27 December 2006
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24, of Lenoir City, Tenn.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine
Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Dec. 27 while conducting
combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Also killed was Cpl. Joshua M. Schmitz.