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ROY DELANO WATTS

  • Wall Name:ROY D WATTS
  • Date of Birth:3/17/1938
  • Date of Casualty:4/20/1966
  • Home of Record:LANETT
  • County of Record:CHAMBERS COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line: 6E, 125
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

IVAN JOSEPH BROYLES

  • Wall Name:IVAN J BROYLES
  • Date of Birth:11/22/1938
  • Date of Casualty:4/21/1966
  • Home of Record:LONG BEACH
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line: 6E, 125
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

ELLIS ERNEST AUSTIN


is honored on Panel 6E, Line 125 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Michigan Hero

    Posted on 7/7/17 - by HAJ
    Navy Commander Ellis E. Austin ,

    Thank you for everything you have done for the State of Michigan. You're a true American hero. God bless you and your family.

    HAJ
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/11/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR COMMANDER AUSTIN.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICER - NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER OFF THE U.S.S. KITTY HAWK. YOU ARE STILL MIA. PLEASE COME HOME. WE ARE CELEBRATING COLUMBUS DAY, AND THE DISCOVERY THAT LED TO US BEING IN AMERICA. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING AMERICA.
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  • Emily kane

    Posted on 4/19/16
    I never met you or heard of you until two minutes ago. But 50 years after Ellis died, I'm going to the Vietam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. And I'm going to make rubbing of your name and date it. I'll keep it forever and remember how you died for your country fifty years before I rubbed your name. Thank you Ellis for all you did for your country. Even after fifty years you will still be missed.
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  • Final Mission of CDR Ellis E. Austin

    Posted on 11/21/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On April 22, 1966, a two-plane flight of A-6A aircraft left the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk to strike a coastal target near the mouth of an inland waterway in North Vietnam. The target, an enemy supply area, was heavily defended by anti-aircraft artillery, automatic weapons and small arms. During the flight, the wingman broke away to investigate a barge, and notified CAPT Jack E. Keller, the pilot of the other A-6A, that he was having an ordinance malfunction and was proceeding to Hon Mat Island, less than 15 miles away, so that he could dump the remainder of his bombload safely. While the wingman was discharging his bombload, he heard a missile warning, but had no knowledge that a missile had been fired. Keller conducted a radio check with both his wingman and the E-2 Command and Control aircraft to confirm that the E-2 held them on radar. The wingman advised Keller that he would hold clear of the target and wait for Keller to finish his bombing run. Keller acknowledged. Keller and his backseater, CDR Ellis E. Austin, continued on their run. That was the last anyone heard from Keller and Austin. The wingman later stated that he saw a bright flash as he was heading away from the beach which he assumed to be a bomb explosion. Both he and the E2 tried to contact Keller and his backseater, but were unsuccessful. The E-2 had lost Keller from radar. An aerial search was conducted immediately with no visual or radio signals received by any of the search aircraft. Both men were carried in MIA status until June 1974, when their status was changed to killed under a presumptive finding of death. [Taken from virtualwall.org]
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  • I think of you often

    Posted on 8/14/15 - by Sandra Serra
    I was too young to know you Uncle Ellis, but I think of you often and thank you for your sacrifice. I visited you on the wall and gave a rubbing of your name to your brother Orson. I love you and wish you were here.
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The Wall of Faces

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