HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 44 OF THE WALL

WILLIE GENE DYER

WALL NAME

WILLIE G DYER

PANEL / LINE

21E/44

DATE OF BIRTH

10/27/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

HUA NGHIA

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/03/1967

HOME OF RECORD

LAKELAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Polk County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

Book a time
Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIE GENE DYER
POSTED ON 5.24.2023
POSTED BY: Tammy cully

June 3, 1967

I thank you for the ultimate sacrifice for your country. You were with my brother Kenneth A Gore when you passed. I have pictures of you with my brother before this happened. You must of been good friends
If any of your family could contact me my email is [email protected]
read more read less
POSTED ON 10.27.2022
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Willie Gene Dyer, Served with the 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
read more read less
POSTED ON 4.13.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever…..
read more read less
POSTED ON 1.16.2022

Final Mission of PFC Willie G. Dyer

During the overnight period of June 2-3, 1967, 1st Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, conducted an ambush patrol approximately two miles northwest of Duc Hoa in Hau Nghia Province, RVN. A Company’s commander made an aerial reconnaissance of the area the morning of June 2nd, and the platoon rehearsed the ambush and made preparations for the patrol throughout the afternoon of the same day. Twenty-four men were committed, and a variety of unit weapons were carried including two Starlight night-vision devices. The patrol set out at 7:05 PM and arrived at the first ambush site at 9:25 PM. Unidentified persons were seen at different times behind and parallel to the patrol. The Americans engaged two individuals with unknown results. A request for mortar support was denied due to the proximity to a friendly village. At 11:20 PM, the patrol moved from their position and set up a second ambush site. It was quiet until 3:00 AM when they began receiving small arms, rifle grenades, and mortar fire. Then an automatic weapon opened up from a dike to the southwest, pouring devastating fire into the middle of the ambush site. Groups of Viet Cong (VC) began assaulting the Americans’ position, moving in groups of eight or nine to as many as twenty. It was later estimated the patrol was under attack by a VC company. Taking serious casualties, and fearing being overrun, the Platoon Leader fled with those that could move into an adjacent tree line. Several wounded were left behind with the dead to defend their themselves. When supporting arms started hitting VC positions, the enemy began to withdraw. A flare ship provided illumination over the battle area, and a reaction force arrived at 6:30 AM. During the engagement, eight U.S. were killed and seven were wounded. The lost personnel included SP4 Kenneth A. Gore, SP4 Aubrey L. Hewitt, SP4 George D. Wallace, PFC Willie G. Dyer, PFC Harry E. Geary, PFC Taylor H. McLemore, PFC James W. Price Jr., and PFC Larry V. Sayers. Enemy losses were unknown. A survey of the ambush site by the reaction force disclosed several VC blood trails and two large pools of blood. All the lost U.S. personnel received posthumous promotions: Dyer, Geary, McLemore, and Sayers were promoted to Corporal, Price was moved up to Specialist Four, and Gore, Hewitt, Wallace were advanced to Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “ARMY 1967 1ST BN 27TH INF AAR” at ttu.edu]
read more read less
POSTED ON 10.26.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
read more read less
1 2 3