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is honored on Panel 21W, Line 86 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ambush

    Posted on 9/1/17 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet
    On 08 July 1969 the 3rd Platoon, A Company 1/502nd Infantry, was conducting a sweep in a valley near the hamlet of Ma Cau, just north of the only slightly larger village of Hau Duc. The point squad was ambushed by North Vietnamese soldiers and the following squad moved up to help - but there were sufficient NVA forces to cut off both squads from the remainder of the platoon. The last radio contact with the encircled US force was at 1445 (2:45 pm) on 08 July. Air and artillery fires were used to cordon off the last known US position while reinforcements were moved in, but nightfall precluded a movement to contact. At first light on 09 July elements of 1/502 moved forward and by 0900 had made contact with the surviving US soldiers. Eleven Americans died as a result of the ambush:

    SSG James C. Doloughty, Pittsburgh, PA (Died of wounds on 09 Jul 1969)
    SGT Russell B. Carson, Greentown, OH
    SGT William R. Garner, Burlington, NC
    SGT James H. Manning, Haddam, CT
    CPL Henry D. Hunter, Omaha, NE
    CPL Thomas W. Hurlbut, Byron Center, MI
    CPL John D. Martin, Jasper, TN
    PFC Vernon D. Artis, Washington, DC
    PFC Thomas Brooks, Augusta, GA
    PFC Anthony A. Neville, Hyattsville, MD
    PFC William E. Sisley, Angola, NY
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/8/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC William Edward Sisley, 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
  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/8/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you PFC Sisley for your leadership and courage under fire.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 1/31/13

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 1/27/13 - by Bob Hermann

    See - http:www.sisley.wsFamilysAubrey20Info202.htm

    for a photo and a copy of William's Silver Star Citation

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