WILLIAM H AYERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 23W, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM HERSCHEL AYERS

WALL NAME

WILLIAM H AYERS

PANEL / LINE

23W/69

DATE OF BIRTH

02/29/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/05/1969

HOME OF RECORD

TOCCOA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Stephens County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM HERSCHEL AYERS
POSTED ON 3.12.2008
POSTED BY: Randy Edge

Old friend!!

Through grammer school and high school and other times in between i'll never forget you old friend!!
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POSTED ON 10.12.2005
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heros you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 5.17.2004
POSTED BY: Rachel Keeler

Midnight

You never knew me. I never knew you either, not really.

It's strange then that I stood outside, starving to death at midnight. The little Texas girl shivering in the winds of the coldest winter I had ever known, tracing your name over and over again on The wall.

I tried to see you in my mind. I imagined you tall with short rigid brown hair, and grey eyes.


I've always liked grey eyes.


I imagined you reading. You liked to read. Like me.

It didn't matter if it was true or not.


Then of course there were the things I couldn't imagine.The things I don't like to think about but should. I do remember that I imagined it being your choice.You chose to fight, to die for a beleif. Nothing was forced on you. You wouldn't let them force anything on you.
I don't know if that's true either, but I like to think it is.

I don't know why it was only your name that I saw.

Maybe I happened to be standing beside your panel.
Maybe It was because you didn't have any letters or roses like the others.
Maybe I just liked your name.
But for some reason I couldn't stop staring until I had memorized every detail of the marbel which held the letters
William H. Ayers.

Maybe I recognized you. Maybe one day you'll recognize me too.

One day, far from now. When everything has faded and all of us return to where we're meant to be
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POSTED ON 3.25.2003
POSTED BY: Timothy Kaupp

thank you

Thank you Sir, for paying the supreme sacrifice for the sake of others. I am a student of Gridley High School in Illinois, and am doing an extra credit project on the virtual wall. I cannot imagine the horrible circumstances you were put through in your dedication to serving America. I can only hope that if I am put in a similar situation I will have the courage you possessed in laying down your life for Americans. Your actions will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 6.14.2002
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY SERVICEMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


SPECIALIST 4


WILLIAM HERSCHEL AYERS


served with the


2nd PLATOON

COMPANY ' D '

1st BATTALION

501st INFANTRY REGIMENT

101st AIRBORNE DIVISION


" THE SCREAMING EAGLES "



and was a posthumous recipient of the


PURPLE HEART


NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


and he was entitled to wear the


COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE


above his military ribbons





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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