WILLIE H ADGER
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 79 OF THE WALL

WILLIE HOWARD ADGER

WALL NAME

WILLIE H ADGER

PANEL / LINE

37E/79

DATE OF BIRTH

12/07/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/07/1968

HOME OF RECORD

GREENSBORO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Guilford County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIE HOWARD ADGER
POSTED ON 6.20.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Willie Howard Adger, Served with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 3.7.2016
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Greensboro (NC) Daily News - February 18, 1968

MOTHER RECOUNTS LAST DAYS OF SON

The fragrant odor of cooking in the kitchen drifted into the living room of 817 Best Street. Soft music was heard from a radio in an adjoining room.
It was bright outside. But inside the shades were drawn and the neatly furnished living room was dark except a vase of tulips on the stereo and a vase of azaleas on the coffee table.
The gloom of an untimely death permeated the apartment.
THE MOTHER of Marine Lance Corporal Willie Howard Adger sat in the middle of the sofa behind the coffee table and talked about her son who had been killed by hostile rifle fire Feb. 7 in the vicinity of Quang Tri, South Vietnam.
"he was a good boy. Real quiet, easy to get along with. He had lots of friends," said Mrs. Vashti Adger.
"He was supposed to get engaged after he got back from overseas," continued the mother.
WILLIE, WHO was 20 years old in December, "was drafted, but he chose the Marines," Mrs. Adger said. "he left here on the 13th of March last year."
He went to Parris Island, S.C. for training. "he said the training there was pretty rough," his mother recalled.
Did he like the Marines? "i think he did," Mrs. Adger said, "after he got out of training. He said he would have liked to have been a drill instructor but not a career Marine."
After Parris Island and Camp Lejeune, Willie visited his family last summer before leaving for Vietnam last Aug. 7.
"THE ONLY thing he wrote was that it was hot and rainy there. He always said for us not to worry about him," she said.
Willie's last letter to his mother was dated Feb. 5, two days before his death. She was told of his death on Sunday, Feb. 11, by her pastor, the Rev. Cecil Bishop. Then the final letter home arrived Feb 13.
Willie Adger was born in Winnsboro, S.C., the son also of the late Richard Adger. The family moved to Greensboro when he was six years old.
AFTER GRADUATION in 1965 from Dudley High School, Willie worked in a cafeteria at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and then at Cone Mills.
While in Greensboro he was a lifeguard at the Windsor Community Center and an active participant in activities at the Hayes-Taylor YMCA. He was a member of Trinity AME Zion Church.
Funeral plans are incomplete, pending arrival of the body at Brown's Funeral Home.
Other survivors are sisters, Nancy and Eileen Adger of the home; brother Richard Adger of Syracuse, N.Y.; grandmother, Mrs. Rosa Adger of Winnsboro, S.C.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!

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POSTED ON 9.1.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Semper Fi Marine.

POSTED ON 2.7.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Marine.
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POSTED ON 11.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCPL Willie Howard Adger, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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