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EARL DUBOIS AULL


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/5/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Second Lieutenant Earl Dubois Aull, Served with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/10/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LIEUTENANT AULL.
    THANKS FOR BEING AN INFANTRY UNIT COMMANDER WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. THIS WAS THE UNIT OF A FRIEND'S BROTHER. SAY HI TO HIM. I HAVE READ ABOUT THE IA DRANG VALLEY. IT IS THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES. WE ARE CELEBRATING COLUMBUS DAY, AND THE DISCOVERY THAT LED TO US BEING IN AMERICA. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING AMERICA. REST IN PEACE.
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  • LZ ALbany, Ia Drang Valley, Pleiku Province RSV

    Posted on 7/29/16 - by Bud Alley alleybud@gmail.com
    I was with Butch as we tried to organize a breakout from our overrun position near LZ Albany when he was killed on 17 NOvember 1965. Later I was able to meet his mother and we became dear friends. I also have had the pleasure of meeting many of Butch's fraternity brothers and speaking with his widow. He was another one of America's good guys, cut down defending our nation's values before he really had a chance to live. " For the soldier who has survived war, there is no closure. He has an obligation, a sacred duty, to remember those who fell in battle beside them all their days, and to bear witness to the insanity that is war." Lt Gen Hal Moore

    You can read more about Butch and others of the 2/7 in The Ghosts of the Green Grass
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  • FRIEND, CLASSMATE, FRATERNITY BROTHER AND HERO

    Posted on 7/27/16 - by Tom Potter paula_tompotter@comcast.net
    Lt. Earl D. Aull, a dear friend, college classmate and fraternity brother was affectionately known to us as Butch. Butch was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.

    This picture was taken on May 27, 1964 at his ROTC commissioning ceremony at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Shortly after graduation from Southern Miss, Butch married Francis Martin of Tylertown, Mississippi, also a Southern Miss graduate. Butch was an infantry officer and was killed in action on 17 November 1965 while leading his surviving troops toward safety in the face of a numerically superior enemy force near Landing Zone Albany in the Ia Drang Valley of South Vietnam. Lt. Aull was a Platoon Leader assigned to Charley Company, 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry.

    During the action Lt. Aull and his platoon valiantly fought off continuing attacks and as he led them forward he was cut down with AK 47 automatic fire. He died instantly, but because of his leadership, his troops continued to break out from the desperation. The wounded and remaining men of Lt. Aull's platoon joined up with Lt. Bud Alley, who was with Lt. Aull prior to his death. They were able to infiltrate and escape and evade capture reaching safe lines as dawn rose on 18 November 1965. Lt. Aull's story and many other are told in WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...AND YOUNG, by Lt. General Hal Moore and reporter Joe Galloway. His story and others are also told in another book, THE GHOSTS of the GREEN GRASS written by Lt. Bud Alley.

    Lt. Earl D. (Butch) Aull's medals reside at the University of Southern Mississippi ROTC department. On 16 November, 2013 his surviving relatives, his Alpha Tau Omega fraternity brothers and Lt. Bud Alley presented Lt. Aull's Bronze Star for Heroism, the Purple Heart for wounds received that day and other medals and citations to the ROTC department in memory of alumnus Earl D. "Butch" Aull.

    Tom Potter - dlh
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  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 7/5/16 - by Charlotte Marquez Corbin (Cousin) - dlh hoosierfaces@att.net
    University of Southern Mississippi
    This was my cousin, but we were more like brother and sister. I still have a couple of old photos, one taken about a year before he was killed in VietNam (Ia Drang Valley). He was awarded the Bronze Star posthumously. He was also referenced in They Were Soldiers Once and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore.
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The Wall of Faces

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