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JAMES DAVID WRIGHT JR

  • Wall Name:JAMES D WRIGHT JR
  • Date of Birth:11/22/1949
  • Date of Casualty:3/22/1969
  • Home of Record:WINTER PARK
  • County of Record:ORANGE COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:28W, 16
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH

KENNETH RAY BARKLEY

  • Wall Name:KENNETH R BARKLEY
  • Date of Birth:6/24/1941
  • Date of Casualty:3/23/1969
  • Home of Record:RECTOR
  • County of Record:WESTMORELAND COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP6
  • Panel/Line:28W, 16
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

WILLIAM JOHN AHLUM


is honored on Panel 28W, Line 16 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/22/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Captain William John Ahlum, Served with the 630th Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion, United States Army Support Command (Qui Nhon),United States Army Vietnam.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/9/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR CAPTAIN AHLUM,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A CONVENTIONAL AMMUNITION OFFICER. THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE MILITARY ACADEMY. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Final Mission of CAPT William J. Ahlum

    Posted on 6/24/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    At approximately 2315 on March 23, 1969, two U.S. Army ordinance support units based in the same area about 5 miles southwest of Qui Nhong, Binh D?nh Province, RVN, were attacked by an unknown size enemy force. The enemy attacked with small arms and automatic weapons fire. Contact with the enemy was lost at an unreported time when the attackers withdrew. No enemy were reported to have penetrated the perimeter and enemy losses were unknown. A fire was started during the action which resulted in an ammunition storage area exploding. Three U.S. personnel from the 184th Ordnance Battalion were killed in the blast. They included CAPT William J. Ahlum, SP5 Michael L. Berry, and, SP4 Jerry L. Peterson. CAPT Ahlum was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic actions during the attack by exposing himself to danger while searching for wounded personnel and damaged equipment. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/23/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain William John Ahlum, 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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  • A FRIEND, A COMRADE A SOLDIERS SOLDIER

    Posted on 8/12/13 - by CARLTON E. MCPHASIL SR. DETROIT, MICHIGAN
    WHEN THINGS WENT BAD FOR ME IN KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANY, CAPTAIN AHLUM WAS THERE AT MY SIDE. WE BOTH ENDED UP IN MAINHEIM WITH SARGEANT MAJOR GEORGE GATEWOOD. HE WAS A ROCK OF A PERSON, HE SAVED ME FROM MYSELF. HE WAS ONE OF MY HEROS. I JUST FOUND OUT SARGEANT MAJOR GATEWOOD DIED LAST YEAR, HE WAS THE ONE WHO TOLD ME CAPTAIN AHLUM HAD DIED IN VIET NAM. GOD BLESS HIS SOUL-I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM FOR BEING A GREAT AMERICAN.
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