Wayne Joseph Bedwell was born on December 21, 1948 to Ezra Paul Bedwell and Alice Shoemaker. He was raised in Brooklyn New York. He enlisted in the Army and was married. He rose to the rank of Pfc. His tour in Vietnam started on Februrary 2, 1968 and was assigned to the 526th CC&S Co, 5th Maintenance Bn.
Wayne Joseph Bedwell was TDY in Danang when he died on May 6th of wounds sustained from an enemy mortar attack on May 5th.. He was 19 years old and was in-country 94 days. Wayne Joseph Bedwell was laid to rest in Long Island National Cemetary section 2J, site 2758