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JACOB MCKIE

JACOB
MCKIE
  • Wall Name:JACOB MCKIE
  • Date of Birth:9/17/1945
  • Date of Casualty:11/2/1968
  • Home of Record:NORTH AUGUSTA
  • County of Record:EDGEFIELD COUNTY
  • State:SC
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:39W, 9
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

ROY WALDO MILLER JR

  • Wall Name:ROY W MILLER JR
  • Date of Birth:7/25/1941
  • Date of Casualty:11/2/1968
  • Home of Record:AUGUSTA
  • County of Record:AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY
  • State:GA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP5
  • Panel/Line:39W, 9
  • Casualty Province:BINH LONG

WILLIAM DANIELS MEARA JR


is honored on Panel 39W, Line 8 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/13/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Captain William Daniels Meara Jr., Served with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Calvary Division.
  • Grateful

    Posted on 2/4/16 - by Cbeattie624@gmail.com
    I did not know this man until this website informed me of how great he really was. May he rest in peace. For all the service and gratitude he did for this country and the honor he bestowed upon his family.

    [I'm not too sure how his belongings appeared in Massachusetts but I found his hat with medal at a thrift store. If anyone of the immediate family would like it (although I've been treasuring it before I even know the significance), I'd be more than happy to send it on me.
    Email: cbeattie624@gmail.com]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain William Daniels Meara Jr, 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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  • If I shouldm die...remembrances for CAPT. William Daniels MEARA, JR, USA...who died for our country!

    Posted on 12/27/11 - 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, perchnace, may therein comfort you.
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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICER, A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 10/8/05 - by CLAY MARSTON CMARSTON@INTERLOG.COM

    CAPTAIN

    WILLIAM DANIELS MEARA JR


    who served with


    BRAVO COMPANY

    2nd BATTALION

    7th CAVALRY REGIMENT

    1st CAVALRY DIVISION


    was a posthumous recipient of the


    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

    PURPLE HEART

    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


    and was entitled to wear the


    COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE





    THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL
    AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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    The President of the United States
    takes pride in presenting the

    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

    posthumously to

    WILLIAM DANIELS MEARA JR.

    Captain

    United States Army

    for service as set forth in the following

    For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: Captain Meara distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 2 November 1968 while commanding his company on a reconnaissance-in-force-mission south of Landing Zone Billie. As his unit was returning to the landing zone, one platoon suddenly came under intense fire from a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force and was severed completely from the remainder of the company. Captain Meara immediately turned his lead elements around to go to the aid of the besieged platoon. Approaching the battle area, the relief column also came under heavy small arms fire from enemy bunkers to their front. Captain Meara deployed his troops and moved among their positions, directing their fire, shouting words of encouragement and checking for casualties. After he had prepared his company for an attack, he and his point man led an assault on the first bunker in their path. Firing their weapons and hurling grenades, they charged and destroyed the emplacement, killing its occupants. Despite the fierce hostile fire, the two men continued their furious onslaught until the point man was felled by sniper fire as they advanced on another fortification. Captain Meara instantly placed a heavy volley on the communists and attempted to reach his comrade. Braving the enemy barrage, he courageously persisted in his efforts until he was mortally wounded. Captain Meara's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the coast of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.



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    20 JULY 1999



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