CHARLES H AYRES
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HONORED ON PANEL 34W, LINE 55 OF THE WALL

CHARLES HASKELL AYRES

WALL NAME

CHARLES H AYRES

PANEL / LINE

34W/55

DATE OF BIRTH

05/12/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/22/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MIDWAY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cocke County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES HASKELL AYRES
POSTED ON 4.25.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 10.13.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LIEUTENANT AYERS,
THANK YOU FOR BEING A TANK UNIT COMMANDER. WE ARE CELEBRATING EUROPEANS FINDING THIS WONDERFUL LAND. THANK YOU FOR DEFENDING IT. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 1.22.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Charles Haskell Ayres
Date of birth: May 12, 1945
Date of death: DOW: January 22, 1969
Home of record: Midway Tennessee
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Charles Haskell Ayres (ASN: OF-111026), United States Army, for gallantry in action. First Lieutenant Ayres distinguished himself by heroic actions on 17 January 1969, while serving with Troop A, 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam. While on a combat operation, Troop A came under murderous enemy fire from well concealed bunkers. Seeing a friendly vehicle disabled by enemy fire, Lieutenant Ayers, with complete disregard for his own safety, exposed himself to the intense fire as he dismounted his vehicle to help evacuate the wounded. His valorous actions contributed immeasurably to the success of the mission. Lieutenant Ayers' personal bravery, aggressiveness, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, General Orders (February 16, 1969)

Action Date: January 17, 1969

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Troop A

Battalion: 3d Squadron

Regiment: 4th Cavalry Regiment

Division: 25th Infantry Division
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POSTED ON 11.23.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Charles Haskell Ayres, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 12.30.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Charles is buried at Warrensburg Cemetery in Midway, TN. SS BSM PH
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