Techsans in the Vietnam War: Profile

Techsans in the Vietnam War

Specialist 5 William F. Tidwell

07 September 1948

TTU: 1965 - 1970; 1973 - 1974;

Class of '74

William F. Tidwell was born September 7, 1948, and grew up in Lubbock, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University from 1965 through 1970 and again in 1973 through 1974, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He served in the Army in Vietnam from March 1972 to March 1973. He was an Explosive Ordnance Tech with the 99th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment in the Long Binh, Nha Trang, Saigon, Tan Son Nhut area. During his military career he earned the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Army Commendation Medal with Bronze Star. He has two sons, Trevor Jason Tidwell and Lance Lyndon Tidwell.