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WILLIE WARNIE ALLEY


is honored on Panel 18W, Line 18 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 9/1/18 - by Janice Current janlc75150@yahoo.com
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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  • Final Mission of TSGT Willie W. Alley

    Posted on 11/27/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On September 1, 1969, while on a night patrol, a "Spooky" AC-47D (#43-49021) gunship from 4th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force, out of Bien Hoa Air Base was directed to assist friendly troops who were under attack from enemy forces about 20 miles east of Bien Hoa. The gunship arrived at the scene and rendered support by flares and from its three 7.62 mini-guns firing down on the enemy. While engaging the enemy in the target area, their gunship was struck along the starboard side by enemy fire. They crashed into a mountain in Long Khanh Province while attempting recovery at Bien Hoa Air Base, RVN. There were no survivors. The lost crewmen included pilot CAPT Robert P. Acher, navigator CAPT James S. Pitches, co-pilot 1LT Roy C. Williams Jr., flight engineers MSGT Harry H. Wecker and TSGT Albert C. McBride, gunners TSGT Willie W. Alley and SSGT Fred W. Smith, and loadmaster TSGT Lester M. Cavallin. This was the last AC-47 USAF Spooky gunship lost in South East Asia during the war. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and ac47-gunships.com]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/26/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR TECHNICAL SERGEANT ALLEY,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. I DO NOT KNOW YOUR MOS, BUT YOU ARE APPRECIATED.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/23/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Technical Sergeant Willie Warnie Alley, Served with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/1/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear TSGT Willie Warnie Alley, 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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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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