DWIGHT I ADE
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HONORED ON PANEL 12W, LINE 54 OF THE WALL

DWIGHT I ADE

WALL NAME

DWIGHT I ADE

PANEL / LINE

12W/54

DATE OF BIRTH

04/08/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/29/1970

HOME OF RECORD

OWOSSO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Shiawassee County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DWIGHT I ADE
POSTED ON 4.5.2021
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 never truly die....
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POSTED ON 9.23.2020
POSTED BY: JOHN C. BRUNGER, PhD

Remembering Fifty Years Ago

The Corunna High School Cavaliers' football team posed for a picture in the 'Sphinx' yearbook on page 71 in 1965. Dwight Ade was a senior and is shown on Row 3 at the very right end. I attended high school with Ade and was a year younger. I served in the Republic of Vietnam in 1968.
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POSTED ON 3.9.2019
POSTED BY: Bruce Brandenburg

MSU dorm friend in West Shaw Hall

Dwight was a wonderful friend. Wil never forget our after dinner Euchre game before we headed off to study. You are ever in my thoughts. I touched your name on the Wall in D.C. I knew exactly where to find it as your name was on the cover of Newsweek magazine.
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POSTED ON 6.28.2017

Final Mission of SGT Dwight I. Ade

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 8.2.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SGT. ADE,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE IN THE ARMY AND AS AN INFANTRYMAN. REST IN PEACE.
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