SPENCER ADAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 39E, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

SPENCER ADAMS

WALL NAME

SPENCER ADAMS

PANEL / LINE

39E/42

DATE OF BIRTH

05/06/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/15/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MOBILE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mobile County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR SPENCER ADAMS
POSTED ON 11.11.2021
POSTED BY: Ethan

Thank You

Thank you for everything you have done. Thank you for your service and for putting your life in danger.
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POSTED ON 5.6.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 3.15.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

Thinking of you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 9.7.2020
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

Without people like you our great nation would not exist. Rest in peace SSG. Spencer, I salute your brave soul.
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POSTED ON 10.5.2019

Final Mission of SSG Spencer Adams

On February 15, 1968, a convoy containing Engineers from the 65th and 588th Engineer Battalions were enroute to Thien Ngon Airfield in Tay Ninh Province, RVN, with a security escort provided by a platoon from A Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry (Mechanized), when they were ambushed by an estimated Viet Cong company. The 8:25 AM attack occurred less than two miles from the airfield when the VC fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at the convoy. Two M41 Walker Bulldog tanks escorting the convoy came under heavy rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) fire. The lead tank commander, SSG Spencer Adams, and crew members SP4 Donald M. Dale, 1LT James M. Hill, and SP4 Rex F. Tutor were killed instantly. Infantrymen riding in a M35 2½-ton cargo truck immediately engaged the enemy, but the entire convoy was ambushed. Intense enemy RPG, mortar, and heavy machine gun fire engulfed the besieged convoy. The second M41 tank was able to engage the enemy’s right flank. Air and fire support were immediately requested, with artillery support provided by FSB Lily. Engineers from B Company, 588th Engineer Support Battalion, which were on the left rear flank of the convoy, moved into an aggressive defensive firing position until fire and air support appeared on station. The artillery and air support caused the enemy to disengage but not before they destroyed eight vehicles and one tank and killed ten Americans and wounded thirteen others. Apart from the lost M41 tank crewmen, the other slain U.S. personnel included (from A Co 2/22): SSG James T. Davis, PFC Lester Freeman, PFC Clyde R. McAfee, and PFC Mural McDaniel; (from the 588th Eng Bn): SP5 Kenneth L. Fulton and SP5 Bruce A. Nelson. Enemy losses were unknown. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Combat After Action Report for Operation Yellowstone, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, April 3, 1968]
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