1967 — Gio Linh, Vietnam
Colonel Rice was the Commanding Officer of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF Republic of South Vietnam in 1967, he was replaced by Captain Richard L. Guinn at Gio Linh.
Col. Bill Rice served his country in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for 30 years. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Pawleys Island, where he joined the Pawleys Island Masonic Lodge No. 409 in 1982. He held numerous offices, including Master in 1986. He was a 45 year Master Mason and was voted a Life Member of the Lodge in honor his of many services.