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THOMAS JOSEPH CONNERS

  • Wall Name:THOMAS J CONNERS
  • Date of Birth:12/7/1943
  • Date of Casualty:11/5/1966
  • Home of Record:BOSTON
  • County of Record:SUFFOLK COUNTY
  • State:MA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:13E, 125
  • Casualty Province:

LEX ELSWICK

  • Wall Name:LEX ELSWICK
  • Date of Birth:6/19/1944
  • Date of Casualty:11/5/1966
  • Home of Record:ELGIN
  • County of Record:KANE COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:12E, 27
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

WILLIAM LUTHER DENMAN


is honored on Panel 12E, Line 29 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • LZ Lima Zulu

    Posted on 9/26/17 - by Bob Ahles, Wolfhound Brother
    Dau Tieng, Tay Ninh Province, 03 Nov 1966 - elements of the 196th Infantry Brigade and the 25th Infantry Division got into a heated fight with entrenched and bunkered VC troops, a fight that grew into a full-fledged battle fought over a three-day period. Landing Zone Lima Zulu, slightly north of where the 1st Bn, 27th Infantry fought on 03/04 Nov, drew some of the heaviest fighting beginning after C Company, 2/27 Inf, was inserted at about 1400 on 04 Nov.

    C/2/27 moved south from LZ Lima Zulu, intending to link with 1/27, but could go only a few hundred meters before being stopped by VC dug into a tree line. Unable to move forward, with enemy troops infiltrating to their rear, the battalion and company commanders dead, and under fire from three sides, C/2/27 pulled together after nightfall, using a left flank displacement to get out of the "horseshoe" and avoid encirclement. The maneuver worked, and C/2/27 held out through the night amidst sporadic hand-to-hand fighting. By 1030 on 05 Nov, Alpha 1/27 fought through and relieved C/2/27.

    At the same time, HHC and A Company, 2/27, were coming into LZ Lima Zulu, intending to take the VC from the rear, pounding them against the anvil formed by A/1/27 and C/2/27. It didn't work; the VC anticipated the move and the arriving troops found themselves in a "hot" LZ. As the day progressed additional forces were brought in, eventually encouraging the VC to break contact and withdraw from the field.

    While the engagements cost the VC dearly, with several hundred known dead, the US infantrymen paid a high price - 50 men killed in action over the three day period. Bill Denman was one of twenty Americans who were killed at LZ Lima Zulu on the 3rd day of the fight.
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  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 9/26/17 - by Bob Ahles, Wolfhound Brother
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor William.
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  • To My Cousin Buddy

    Posted on 8/27/17 - by Lee C. Cleghorn ETCM USN Ret. leecleghorn@outlook.com
    I still remember visiting your mom sister and you in Maxwell,CA when I was stationed at Treasure Island San Francisco,CA in 1964 you were young and full of life and it was a pleasure to be visiting you and your family. I was just returning from Turkey to Homestead Florida at the time of your death. I'm sorry we didn't get a proper good bye who would know what the future held.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/25/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class William Luther Denman, Served with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
  • Uncle Buddy

    Posted on 1/15/14 - by Ouida
    I never got to meet you, but mom spoke of you often before she passed away. To this day, I wish I could have met you. You were taken away too soon. You didn't get to meet your two nephews and only niece. We grew up knowing who you were and what you did. I'm proud to say you are my uncle.
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