ELMER E FIELDS
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HONORED ON PANEL 24W, LINE 94 OF THE WALL

ELMER EUGENE FIELDS

WALL NAME

ELMER E FIELDS

PANEL / LINE

24W/94

DATE OF BIRTH

09/09/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/24/1969

HOME OF RECORD

FAIRFAX

COUNTY OF RECORD

Osage County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PVT

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POSTED ON 9.9.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private Elmer Eugene Fields, Served with Company C, 19th Engineer Battalion, 45th Engineer Group, 18th Engineer Brigade, United States Army Vietnam Engineer Command, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 5.10.2019

Final Mission of PVT Elmer E. Fields

On May 24, 1969, engineers from C Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, were conducting a mine sweep on Highway QL-1 in Quang Ngai Province, RVN, when they were ambushed by the Viet Cong approximately two miles northeast of the city of Tam Quan. The assault on the convoy began at 6:20 AM when the engineers were attacked with automatic weapons, small arms, M79, and B-40 rocket fire. The rockets hit several of the engineer’s vehicles including a ¾-ton truck, a 5-ton dump truck, an ambulance, and two M42 40 mm “Duster” tracked-vehicles. The engineers dismounted their vehicles and returned fire. Five men assaulted the VC in a tree line 50 yards east of the road. Four of them died in the attempt. The VC then came from the tree line and overran the dump truck hit by the rocket and killed one American and captured one M16 and three M14 rifles. A reaction force arrived at 6:55 AM and stabilized the situation. One crewmen of a Duster, SGT Stephen L. Mc Carvel, was killed, and two others were wounded after rockets hit their tracked vehicle. The rocket which struck the ¾-ton truck wounded five, and another two Americans were wounded by small arms and automatic weapons fire. The five lost engineers were SP4 Mark W. Fenner, PVT Elmer E. Fields, PFC David A. Hargens, SP4 Gary A. Neavor, and SP4 Stanley Turner. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 11.30.2018
POSTED BY: Caleb Tietz

Wish you were here so we could properly thank you

Dear Elmer Fields,

I cannot begin to even form words to describe my gratitude for all that you have sacrificed for our nation. I wish that you were still here so that we could properly thank you, but even still, no amount of 'thank you's from people could amount for the bold step you took to protect this country.

From the bottom of my heart,
thank you for your service!
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POSTED ON 9.3.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Pvt Elmer Fields,
Thank you for your service as a Combat Engineer. Your 70th birthday is next week, happy birthday. It is Labor Day, and we remember you 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 5.21.2018
POSTED BY: Linda (Marshall) Frazier

Miss you

I think about you often,cousin. I miss the times we had as kids at grandma and grandpa Fields house in Fairfax. Love you and miss you.
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