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WILLIAM EUGENE AILES


is honored on Panel 31E, Line 62 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 12/10/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    PFC William E. Ailes was an artilleryman serving with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Artillery, 9th Infantry Division. On December 8, 1967, PFC Ailes died in Bien Hoa Province, RVN. An article from the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (Lancaster, OH) on December 11, 1967, reported the death as the result of a fall on a “foreign object” while at his base camp. However, the Army coded his casualty an intentional homicide. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org; article courtesy of the Fairfield County District Library, Lancaster, OH]
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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 3/14/17 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace William. :-(
  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/10/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR PFC AILES,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FIELD ARTILLERY BASIC. ARTILLERYMEN WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. I READ YOU DIED OF A HOMICIDE. THAT BREAKS MY HEART. ON YOUR WALL, THERE IS A BABY PICTURE OF YOU....IT BREAKS MY HEART.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/21/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class William Eugene Ailes, Served with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Artillery Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/9/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC William Eugene Ailes, 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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