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JESUS ANTONIO GONZALES

  • Wall Name:JESUS A GONZALES
  • Date of Birth:6/27/1950
  • Date of Casualty:1/19/1971
  • Home of Record:SWINK
  • County of Record:OTERO COUNTY
  • State:CO
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line: 5W, 56
  • Casualty Province:KHANH HOA

RONALD DUANE ROWSEY

  • Wall Name:RONALD D ROWSEY
  • Date of Birth:8/4/1949
  • Date of Casualty:1/19/1971
  • Home of Record:MORGANTOWN
  • County of Record:MONONGALIA COUNTY
  • State:WV
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line: 5W, 56
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

WILBUR DALE LATIMER


is honored on Panel 5W, Line 55 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • My Friend

    Posted on 8/18/17 - by Richard Brown 19732@bellsouth.net
    Will had a perpetual smile on his face, and I have never had a better friend before or after our service together. He was flying a crummy ash and trash mission that should have been soft, easy, and with no contact that day, and dumb fate put him in the way of bullet fired with no real prayer of hitting his bird, but it did. God needed him more than us. Watch out for the trees buddy.
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  • Final Mission of CAPT Wilbur D. Latimer

    Posted on 10/13/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On January 19, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 67-16161) from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry, was on a combat mission in the vicinity of A Luoi village in Thua Thien Province, RVN, when it was fired on with small arms by a hostile ground force. At least two rounds entered the cockpit striking pilot CAPT Wilbur D. Latimer in the right shoulder and left flank. The aircraft was able to maintain flight and was diverted away from the area of contact. CAPT Latimer was fatally injured in the incident. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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  • A Fallen Condor

    Posted on 6/3/16
    Wilbur was assigned to C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). If you are looking for more information regarding him, go to the C/2/17 Condor Alumni website and contact someone from that site. The link to the site is http://www.aircav-condors.org/ .
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/20/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain Wilbur Dale Latimer, 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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  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Wilbur Dale LATIMER, USA...who made the ultimate sacrifice!

    Posted on 2/13/12 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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