EDWARD L WILMERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 62E, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

EDWARD LEON WILMERS

WALL NAME

EDWARD L WILMERS

PANEL / LINE

62E/7

DATE OF BIRTH

06/19/1947

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/17/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LAPEER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lapeer County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD LEON WILMERS
POSTED ON 7.21.2017
POSTED BY: Frank Foran

You Are Not Forgotten

Edward,
Although we never met, you were my brother. Your death was a tragic loss to your family as well as our country. I pray that you are in the Hands of The Lord and that you are with your buddies. Thank you for your sacrifice Brave Soldier.
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POSTED ON 7.20.2017
POSTED BY: Cathy Moore

You are not forgotten

Sgt. Edward Wilmers, you are not forgotten. Your heroism is remembered, and we who enjoy the freedom that we have in the USA will forever be grateful to you and your sacrifice you have made for others. May you rest in peace.
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POSTED ON 5.27.2017
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Edward Leon Wilmers, 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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POSTED ON 5.17.2017
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Thank You

Thank you Sergeant Wilmers for your courage on May 17, 1968 and every day thereafter.
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POSTED ON 5.4.2017
POSTED BY: John LeBrum

VVA Chapter 211 Visits Ed Wilmers

An Excerpt from 211 News article "Involvement: Who benefits the most?" (October 1987)

"After arriving at the house, all 25 of us were ushered in by Judy. After entering this very small bedroom we were all introduced to SGT Ed Wilmers...

Ed can not speak because of surgical complications, but his eyes told their own story...Ed's mother told us that he had had big expectations about 'gettin the gooks', but that they had gotten Ed first. At that point I told her that I'd bet Ed got his share of them first. Ed's eyes lit up like candles and his smile gave us all a feeling of warmth and strong fellowship. Russ let Ed's mom know that we all understood how the volunteer system worked in 'Nam. 'You, you and you have volunteered'. Ed again lit up and again we all felt like we were six inches taller...

Let me tell you, friends, SGT Ed Wilmers lying in front of us, paralyzed, unable to speak, ashen grey in color, and cold to the touch, radiated more warmth and strength of cause than I will ever be able to give..."

John LeBraum, Chapter 211
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