JAMES W AYERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 110 OF THE WALL

JAMES WESTLEY AYERS

WALL NAME

JAMES W AYERS

PANEL / LINE

20E/110

DATE OF BIRTH

10/31/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/26/1967

HOME OF RECORD

MONCKS CORNER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Berkeley County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES WESTLEY AYERS
POSTED ON 9.13.2018
POSTED BY: CTT1 Lee Arnoult

A Marine's Marine

Was stationed with Captain Ayers in Pensacola at Corry Field where he and I were students in the NAVSECGRU. He loved the Corps and could not wait to serve in Vietnam. What a waste!
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POSTED ON 7.11.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. You gave everything you had to give. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Earl Piper

Semper Fi Jim. Our time together was brief but good.

It was almost exactly 50 years ago today. Jim was the Comm Officer and I was the S-3 Operations Officer of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in Chu Lai, Vietnam. On the morning of 26 May '67 we were helicoptered into a "hot" zone in the Que Son Valley that opened Operation Union II. We immediately encountered heavy fire from well-entrenched NVA troops. As evening approached our companies had fought through much of the initial enemy resistance but our command group was still getting sporadic enemy mortar fire. Just as darkness set in I was wounded and evacuated by helicopter. Jim was killed by mortar fire later that night. Our CO, Colonel Esslinger, was also wounded. It's heart wrenching losing your friends in combat and Jim was one of the best. I think about him often. My deepest thanks for his service and sacrifice. Semper Fi brother Jim.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Earl Piper

Semper Fi Jim. Our time together was brief but good.

It was almost exactly 50 years ago today. Jim was the Comm Officer and I was the S-3 Operations Officer of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in Chu Lai, Vietnam. On the morning of 26 May '67 we were helicoptered into a "hot" zone in the Que Son Valley that opened Operation Union II. We immediately encountered heavy fire from well-entrenched NVA troops. As evening approached our companies had fought through much of the initial enemy resistance but our command group was still getting sporadic enemy mortar fire. Just as darkness set in I was wounded and evacuated by helicopter. Jim was killed by mortar fire later that night. Our CO, Colonel Esslinger, was also wounded. It's heart wrenching losing your friends in combat and Jim was one of the best. I think about him often. My deepest thanks for his service and sacrifice. Semper Fi brother Jim.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2017
POSTED BY: A Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis, Captain.
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