DON T ELLEDGE
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HONORED ON PANEL 10E, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

DON THOMAS ELLEDGE

WALL NAME

DON T ELLEDGE

PANEL / LINE

10E/17

DATE OF BIRTH

05/05/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/18/1966

HOME OF RECORD

MABANK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Henderson County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DON THOMAS ELLEDGE
POSTED ON 7.23.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap Don Elledge,
Thank you for your service as a Ranger Qualified Operations & Training Staff Officer (G3, S3). Your 52nd anniversary is approaching, sad. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.18.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Don Thomas Elledge
Date of birth: May 5, 1936
Date of death: August 18, 1966
Place of Birth: Texas, Murchison
Home of record: Mabank Texas
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain (Field Artillery) Don Thomas Elledge (ASN: 0-92186), United States Army, for gallantry in action. Captain Elledge distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 18 August 1966 while serving as Advisor to the Regional Force/Popular Force, Binh Phuoc District, Long An Province, Republic of Vietnam. While conducting a search and destroy operation, Captain Elledge's unit suddenly received heavy small arms, mortar, and machine gun fire from a well-entrenched Viet Cong company. Captain Elledge immediately moved to an exposed position from which he could observe the enemy positions and direct supporting artillery fire. While adjusting the artillery fire, Captain Elledge also coordinated armed helicopter and air strikes and was successful in silencing the insurgents' automatic weapons. Realizing that an immediate assault was needed, to prevent the enemy from regaining the initiative, Captain Elledge rallied his Vietnamese comrades and launched the necessary attack. Captain Elledge continued to advise and assist his unit in the attack until he was mortally wounded by the communist fire. His decisive actions and heroic example saved the lives of many of his comrades and resulted in the complete defeat of the insurgent force. Captain Elledge's conspicuous gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.

General Orders: Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, General Orders No. 1253 (August 26, 1966)

Action Date: August 18, 1966

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Division: Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
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POSTED ON 5.30.2016
POSTED BY: Gwynne Elledge

Memorial Day 2016

You will always be my hero.
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POSTED ON 4.17.2016

Brother, Porter Elledge

Roland and I will be seeing you soon, I think I am looking forward to it. We have alot to tell you. I can't belive it has been 50 years, anyway we can have a brain sesson.
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POSTED ON 8.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Don Thomas Elledge, 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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