HONORED ON PANEL 49W, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

DANIEL LEE AULT

WALL NAME

DANIEL L AULT

PANEL / LINE

49W/38

DATE OF BIRTH

11/28/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/10/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MOUNTVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lancaster County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DANIEL LEE AULT
POSTED ON 11.28.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Daniel Lee Ault, Served with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 5.20.2017

Misadventure (Friendly fire)

On August 10, 1968, a USAF F-100 fighter-bomber accidently strafed American troops in the A Shau Valley during a tactical air strike, killing eight men and wounding 50 with rockets and cannon fire. The jet was providing air support for units of the 1st Brigade, 101st Air Cavalry Division, during Operation Somerset Plain/Lam Son-246 when it fired its cannon and four rocket rounds in the vicinity of the American unit near Ta Bat in Thua Thien Province, RVN, an abandoned outpost 375 miles northeast of Saigon in an effort to disrupt communist supply lines and infiltration from Laos. Contact had been light during the operation and the accidental strafing caused more casualties than scattered encounters with the enemy during the first four days of the mission. The eight American fatalities included PFC Daniel L. Ault, SGT Antonio V. Garcia, PFC Roger Hulsey, PFC Samuel R. James II, PFC John J. Matarazzi Jr., PFC Steven M. Schlosser, PFC Kurt P. Stephenson, and SP4 Edward Stewart. Ault, Hulsey, James, Matarazzi, Schlosser, and Stephenson were posthumously promoted to corporal after the incident; Stewart was promoted to sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Yanks Strafed By Own Plane.” Chicago Times, August 11, 1968]
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POSTED ON 11.28.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Daniel Lee Ault, Served with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
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POSTED ON 10.10.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CORPORAL AULT,
THANKS FOR BEING A GRUNT. WE ARE CELEBRATING COLUMBUS DAY, AND THE DISCOVERY THAT LED TO US BEING IN AMERICA. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING AMERICA. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 8.17.2016
POSTED BY: Christine Karr Heard

Daniel Was Both a Neighbor in Mountville & Student at Hempfield High School

I went to his viewing at his church in Mountville....Even now, it still brings tears, as he did not have many friends, as his family did not live in our town very long. When my daughter &her husband went to DC, they brought pictures back of his name for me, as I know emotionally, I would not be able to bear seeing 58,000 names there. I just saw a news clip about building a Vietnam Memorial in one of the towns near Buffalo, NY, 50 yrs. later.

Just know that I think & remember you often......you never received any letters that you had asked me to write to you, because my father forbid me to do so.....but you will always be my friend & we will see each other again, I promise....until then, just bask in...
PEACE, JOY & LOVE OF THOSE LEFT BEHIND!!
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