WILLIAM R HAINLEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 12W, LINE 56 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM ROBERT HAINLEY

WALL NAME

WILLIAM R HAINLEY

PANEL / LINE

12W/56

DATE OF BIRTH

07/16/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/29/1970

HOME OF RECORD

SANDUSKY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Erie County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM ROBERT HAINLEY
POSTED ON 7.9.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

GARRYOWEN
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POSTED ON 7.15.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 70th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 3.3.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt William Hainley,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry.The war was years ago, but we all need to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.28.2017

Final Mission of SGT William R. Hainley

Fire Support Base Jay was located near the Cambodian border in an area known as the Dog’s Head. The encampment provided artillery fire support to the 1st Cavalry Division’s operations north of Saigon along the border. The fire support base was little more than a field blasted out of the jungle to welcome cargo helicopters, which hauled in the heavy equipment, artillery pieces, and supplies. FSB Jay had six 105 mm artillery guns in sandbagged fire pits which were surrounded by berms of dirt manned by a company of 1st Cavalry troopers to keep the North Vietnamese Army at bay. The artillerymen’s accommodations at Jay ranged from half-culvert pipes with blast walls to bunkers made of dirt-filled ammunition crates covered with timbers when Army engineers cut back the jungle around the fire support base for fields of fire. Because of the fire support base’s isolation, there was no way in or out except by air. On March 29, 1970, the NVA’s 95-C Regiment decided to eliminate the 1st Cavalry Division’s artillerymen at FSB Jay with heavy rocket, mortar, and ground attacks. At 0415 hours, a 200-round barrage rocked the base. The first rounds slammed into and around the TOC (tactical operations center), knocking down the antennas and cutting all communication between FSB Jay and other American units. At the same time, NVA ground troops poured out of the jungle and swarmed the base. Mortar fire continued to rain down, striking the ammo dump and causing a horrendous roar. Another round hit a supply of C-3 explosive, it also exploding in spectacular fashion. Sappers blew a hole in the southwest corner and entered the compound. The artillerymen put up a determined defense, and by dawn the attack began to break. As the NVA retreated, the three guns remaining blasted away at the enemy using canister rounds, their muzzles set to zero elevation. After 45 minutes of fighting, 14 Americans were dead and 53 wounded, spread across two batteries of the 12th and 19th Artillery and 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. The cost to the NVA was high, as 74 lifeless NVA bodies were counted after the battle. That same day, FSB Jay was ordered closed, and by mid-afternoon it was gone. The fourteen Americans lost at FSB Jay included SGT Dwight I. Ade, SP4 Bartolo A. Barela Jr., SP5 Michael A. Blondin, PFC James M. Furgerson, SGT William R. Hainley, CPL Jimmy I. Hicks, CPL James R. Holmes, SGT Staret J. Ingleston, CPL David M. King, CPL Donn M. Lorber, CPL Murl A. Moyers, CPL Warner Starks, CPL Paul R. Stepp Jr., and CPL Michael J. Wainwright. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, dailyrepublic.com, lrrp.com, and “Fire Base Illingworth: An Epic True Story” by Philip Keith]
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POSTED ON 3.29.2014
POSTED BY: JERRY SANDWISCH WOOD CTY.OHIO NAM VET 1969-70 ARMY 173rd ABN BDE 173rd ENGR CO

NOT FORGOTTEN

THE WAR MAY FORGOTTEN BUT THE WARRIOR WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!!! REST IN PEACE WILLIAM,MY BUCKEYE NAM BROTHER. :(
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