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is honored on Panel 28E, Line 71 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/3/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Sergeant 1st Class Ables,

    I hate that you were killed the day after your 30th birthday, but then, dying so young is something that I wish did not happen.

  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/15/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant First Class Elmer Robert Lee Ables Jr., Served with Detachment-34 (Song Be), Company A, 5th Special Forces Group.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/13/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SFC Elmer Robert Lee Ables Jr, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 1/16/13 - by Robert Sage

    Elmer is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. PH

  • Face with the name

    Posted on 11/22/09

    Picture of SGT Elmer Robert Lee Ables.

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The Wall of Faces

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