ROYD S KERLEY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 18E, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

ROYD STEVE KERLEY JR

WALL NAME

ROYD S KERLEY JR

PANEL / LINE

18E/41

DATE OF BIRTH

09/14/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/17/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CHARLOTTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mecklenburg County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROYD STEVE KERLEY JR
POSTED ON 12.21.2019

Final Mission of SP4 Royd S. Kerley Jr.

During March and April of 1967, elements of the 919th Engineer Company were providing mine sweeping support to 11th Armored Cavalry Regiments conducting route security missions for convoys on National Route 13 between Lai Khe and An Loc, RVN. On a daily basis, the Company supervised and helped clear the roadway. They destroyed over 200 meters of enemy tunnel complexes, constructed two river fording sites, and detected and removed five enemy mines not previously encountered which were forwarded to Higher Headquarters for further evaluation. On April 14th, a grenade and Claymore mine attack was carried out by the enemy against the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s staging area in Long Binh. One of the 919th Engineers, PFC Albert P. Cleveland, was killed and three other engineers were killed. Three members of the 11th Armored Cavalry were also killed. They included SP4 Royd S. Kerley Jr., SP4 Donald L. Martinez, and PFC William J. McCue. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Unit History, 919th Engineer Company (Armored) 13 April 1966 - 31 December 1967” at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 11.29.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Royd Kerley, Thank you for your service as a Radio Telegraph Operator. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Thanksgiving was yesterday, so this is the perfect time to say thanks. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 4.17.2019
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. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 7.9.2014
POSTED BY: Family of Donald (Joe) L. Martinez

Good Company

Steve,
As I read the comments that your loved ones and friend had written about you it reminded me of my own brother the way that they all remembered you.
So maybe it was all part of God's plan that you left this world with him and and your name will alway be placed next to him here on this wall of Heros.
One thing that I do know is that as long as there are Vets and family of the 11th ACR Black Horse, You will not be forgotten.
Brother of Donald (Joe) L. Martinez
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POSTED ON 4.18.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Royd Steve Kerley Jr, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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