This was sent to me by a relative – Bill Van Antwerp.  It’s a biography that will accompany a picture their having commissioned at Skull & Bones to be placed at Yale.

William Meadon Van Antwerp Jr was born in Albany, NY February 27, 1937, the son of Colonel William Meadon Van Antwerp and Marian Ericson Van Antwerp.

He attended Fishburne Military School from September 1950 through graduation in May 1954.  He graduated with honors.

In the Fall of 1954 he attended Yale University, attending the NROTC and graduated as Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.  While attending Yale University, he was President of his Fraternity, Zeta PSI, an honor student, Editor of the school newspaper.

Upon graduation, he attending military training at Quantico, VA and was then stationed at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base on Oahu, Hawaii.

He met his wife Helen Colosimo in Hawaii and they were married in December 1960.

On his second tour in Viet Nam, Bill was killed, leaving behind his wife, Helen, and two sons, William and Bradley.

He is buried at Arlington Cemetery.