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VERNON DARYLE ARTIS


is honored on Panel 21W, Line 80 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Ambush

    Posted on 9/1/17 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet
    On 08 July 1969 the 3rd Platoon, A Company 1/502nd Infantry, was conducting a sweep in a valley near the hamlet of Ma Cau, just north of the only slightly larger village of Hau Duc. The point squad was ambushed by North Vietnamese soldiers and the following squad moved up to help - but there were sufficient NVA forces to cut off both squads from the remainder of the platoon. The last radio contact with the encircled US force was at 1445 (2:45 pm) on 08 July. Air and artillery fires were used to cordon off the last known US position while reinforcements were moved in, but nightfall precluded a movement to contact. At first light on 09 July elements of 1/502 moved forward and by 0900 had made contact with the surviving US soldiers. Eleven Americans died as a result of the ambush:

    SSG James C. Doloughty, Pittsburgh, PA (Died of wounds on 09 Jul 1969)
    SGT Russell B. Carson, Greentown, OH
    SGT William R. Garner, Burlington, NC
    SGT James H. Manning, Haddam, CT
    CPL Henry D. Hunter, Omaha, NE
    CPL Thomas W. Hurlbut, Byron Center, MI
    CPL John D. Martin, Jasper, TN
    PFC Vernon D. Artis, Washington, DC
    PFC Thomas Brooks, Augusta, GA
    PFC Anthony A. Neville, Hyattsville, MD
    PFC William E. Sisley, Angola, NY
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/2/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC ARTIS,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ARMY GRUNT. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/8/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Vernon Daryle Artis, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/8/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you PFC Artis for your leadership and courage under fire.
  • Memorial Day 2015

    Posted on 5/22/15 - by June Erickson
    Wish we could find your family. I will visit Arlington soon and bring flowers to you and Tony Neville. You both fought together and now rest in peace together.

    Memorial Day
    by Sascha Wagner

    For each grave
    Where a soldier lies
    At his rest
    For each prayer
    That is said today
    Out of love
    For each sigh
    Of remembering
    Someone who died
    Let us also give thought to
    The mothers and fathers
    The brothers and sisters
    The friends and the lovers
    Whom death left behind.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.