DOUGLAS E AYERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 72 OF THE WALL

DOUGLAS EDWARD AYERS

WALL NAME

DOUGLAS E AYERS

PANEL / LINE

4W/72

DATE OF BIRTH

05/03/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/24/1971

HOME OF RECORD

PLAINVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hartford County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DOUGLAS EDWARD AYERS
POSTED ON 6.5.2013
POSTED BY: David Kaine

Douglas Ayers

Submitted by the CCSU Veterans History Project on behalf of David Kaine.

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POSTED ON 6.25.2012
POSTED BY: CCSU Veterans History Project

Photograph of Douglas E. Ayers

Donated by Alexandra Capsalors

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POSTED ON 12.9.2001
POSTED BY: Patrick Stone

A Good Friend

Doug and I arrived in-country together in May, 1970. While we did not serve in the same platoon we talked often when the company came together for resupply. I came to know that Doug was trustworthy, a person to be counted on. He carried an M-14 and was one of the few men I knew who claimed to like the adrenaline rush of combat. I have always and will always remember Doug.
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POSTED ON 11.30.2001
POSTED BY: K

From Cody Ave....

Doug's family lived up the street from mine. I did not know him, I was only 1 when he went off to Vietnam. I don't recall much about his parents - they moved away from our street when I was young. I do remember that his Mom had the most amazing rose bushes. My bus stop was right outside their house, and even after they moved away, the rose bushes remained.

I remember hearing about Doug as a child and how sad it was when he died - I believe he was an only child. I came to this Rememberance site by accident, but was touched to read the rememberances posted about someone I had grown up hearing about.

Amazing how many similarities - we grew up on the same street in a small town, both ran cross country at Plainville High. But he gave the ultimate sacrifice - one that allows me (and my son who is 2) to be free.

Doug - when I go back to Plainville for the holidays, I will say a prayer for you when I drive by your old house.
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POSTED ON 2.12.2001
POSTED BY: Ralph D. May

Doug, We Hardly Knew Ye

Doug and I were on the Cross-Country team at Plainville High School. He was a Junior when I joined the team as a Sophomore, but I had already heard of his running ability from my older brother. The following year the team, anchored by Doug, the Kane brothers and Harvey Letendre, won the CVC championship and placed second in the state class B meet.

Doug was something special. I could only dream of being half the runner that Doug was. He truly enjoyed running just for the sake of running. Coach Grasso used to quip that Doug was the only runner he knew that ran with a big grin on his face. I'll bet Doug smiled his way through boot camp, too. I would guess he truly enjoyed life, because that was the image he projected.

I didn't know Doug all that well. Since the two of us were rather quiet, we spoke very little to each other, but I always looked up to him as a runner and a person. I still think of Doug from time to time, mostly when I am running, but I run at least every other day. I always think that Doug would still be running too. And yes, he would be smiling.
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