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NEIL ADAMS JR

  • Wall Name:NEIL ADAMS JR
  • Date of Birth:5/27/1934
  • Date of Casualty:7/30/1971
  • Home of Record:COLUMBUS
  • County of Record:COLUMBUS-MUSCOGEE COUNTY
  • State:GA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line:3W, 118
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH

EVERETT EUGENE DELONG JR

  • Wall Name:EVERETT E DELONG JR
  • Date of Birth:12/5/1949
  • Date of Casualty:7/31/1971
  • Home of Record:NORTH MIAMI
  • County of Record:MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP5
  • Panel/Line:3W, 119
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN

RANDY LEE CAYLOR


is honored on Panel 3W, Line 119 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of SP4 Randy L. Caylor

    Posted on 1/28/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SP4 Randy L. Caylor, SP4 Richard J. Duplessis, and CPL Robert A. Piper were infantrymen serving with D Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On July 31, 1971, they were on a company-sized combat operation on the east slope of Hill 953 in Quang Nam Province, RVN, an area previously occupied the year before by U.S. Marines. D Company was dropped off at landing zone half way up the hill, requiring several transport ships to deliver the entire company. Once on the ground, some of the troop noticed a U.S. Army OV-10 Bronco observation plane fly overhead, turn around, and come back. It then started dropping white smoke grenades on a nearby area. They were unsure what crew of the Bronco was trying to tell them since there was no radio contact. Suddenly, someone shouted there was movement up ahead. Several GI’s moved forward. They had just broken a fundamental rule that they teach in AIT (advanced infantry training): never chase your enemy. NVA 82mm mortars began to rain down on D Company’s position. That pinned them down so the enemy could advance. Next was gunfire, grenades, and the RPG’s (rocket-propelled grenades). Within15 minutes of landing, several men were killed, including Caylor (who was hit by mortar fire), Duplessis, and Piper. American air assets began dropping napalm and 500-pound bombs, and eventually D Company took Hill 953. A later intelligence report said they had run into a large unit of hard core NVA, dug in and ready to fight. Two days after taking the hill, it was abandoned by U.S. forces. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Lee Jackson (January 2017)]
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/31/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Spec 4 Caylor for your leadership and exemplary courage under fire.
  • Bad days

    Posted on 5/24/15
    I was with RC and Dupe and Piper the day they died. Remember Caylor like it was yesterdsy.
  • MY BUDDY

    Posted on 1/14/15 - by Pete
    After all these years I still think of you. Till we meet again.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/30/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Randy Lee Caylor, 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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