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RONALD LEE WOODS

  • Wall Name:RONALD L WOODS
  • Date of Birth:12/26/1946
  • Date of Casualty:8/13/1966
  • Home of Record:BRYANTSVILLE
  • County of Record:GARRARD COUNTY
  • State:KY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:10E, 3
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

WILLIAM MCKINLEY BALDWIN

  • Wall Name:WILLIAM M BALDWIN
  • Date of Birth:12/27/1945
  • Date of Casualty:8/14/1966
  • Home of Record:ST ALBANS
  • County of Record:QUEENS
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:10E, 3
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

LAURIE LEON ALEXANDER


is honored on Panel 10E, Line 3 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of SSGT Laurie L. Alexander

    Posted on 8/3/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    During Operation Paul Revere II, the 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, had a continuing mission, beginning in May 1966, to interdict infiltration and supply routes in the Pleiku and Kontum Provinces. The Operation ended at the battle of Hill 534, on the southern portion of Chu Pong Massif near the Cambodian Border. Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, while pursuing a group of Viet Cong on foot, ran into a North Vietnamese battalion in prepared, bunkered positions. Company B, 2/5, while attempting to link up with Alpha Company, began slugging it out with enemy troops, likewise in well-defended positions. As the size of the fortification became known, additional companies were committed until two battalions of Skytroopers were positioned around the enemy. The fierce, close-in fighting continued throughout the night of August 14th and well into the morning of the 15th. When it was over, a total of 138 NVA dead were counted on the slope of Hill 534. The 5th Cavalry Regiment also paid a high price at the battle on Hill 534, suffering 17 killed. The dead included SSGT Laurie L. Alexander, PFC Henry Butler, 2LT Edward J. Dalton, SP4 Jeffrey B. Wagman, PFC Richard A. Waltman, SP4 Fred Brown, SGT Wayland Dunn, SP4 Sanford L. Jackson, SP4 James T. Langlois, SGT James R. Morley, PFC Donald L. Summers, PFC Fred L. Thomas, PFC James E. Phillips, SSGT William M. Croy, SP4 Caney Green, FSGT Kenneth Hawsey, and MAJ William E. Taylor. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and virtualwall.org]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/17/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SSGT. ALEXANDER,
    THANK YOU FOR BEING A 1ST CAVALRY GRUNT. I WISH YOU WEREN'T KILLED SO CLOSE TO YOUR BIRTHDAY, FOR YOUR FAMILY'S SAKE.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • Love you

    Posted on 3/15/14 - by Cassandra Alexander
    Grandpa although i never met you I have known you my whole life through stories that were told to me. I miss you and love you so much and im just happy that i at least have stories and pictures of you. Until the day we can meet in heaven. Always and forever I love you.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/13/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Laurie Leon Alexander, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/11/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Laurie is buried at Ft Sam Houston Nat Cem.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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