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DON WAYNE AVERY


is honored on Panel 8W, Line 96 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Attack on FSB Guin - August 9, 1970

    Posted on 11/11/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    At approximately 11:45 PM on August 9, 1970, FSB Guin, a U.S. fire support base 24 miles northeast of Ham Tan in Binh Thuy Province, RVN, received 6-8 rounds of enemy 82mm mortar fire followed by a ground probe by an undetermined-sized North Vietnamese Army force. The barrage was zeroed in on the howitzer positions of Delta Battery, 2nd Battalion, 40th Artillery. During the attack the enemy employed small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire and received support from .51 caliber machineguns. The infantrymen at Guin returned fire with available weapons and were supported by artillery, a USAF AC-119 gunship and flare ship. Contact continued until the enemy withdrew with unknown losses. U.S. casualties were four killed and ten wounded. The lost Americans included three artillerymen from Delta Battery: SP4 Don W. Avery, SSG Wilbert J. Jones Jr., and PFC Anthony V. Martinez; and one A Company, 5/12th infantryman, PFC John H. Lightsey. Lightsey was posthumously promoted to Corporal. The next day, a lone dead NVA soldier was found in the perimeter wire with numerous other blood trails leading into the jungle. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book “These Are My Credentials: The 199Th Light Infantry Brigade in the Republic of Vietnam, 1966-1970” by Robert J. Gouge]
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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 8/9/18 - by Janice Current janlc75150@yahoo.com
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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  • Thanks soldier for giving your all

    Posted on 11/14/16 - by Kenny D
    Thanks brother you gave everything you had !!
    Rest with the Warriors
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/13/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 4 AVERY,
    THANKS FOR BEING A FIELD ARTILLERY BASIC. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART FOR ARTILLERYMEN. 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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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/1/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Don Wayne Avery, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

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