DOUGLAS S MCILROY
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HONORED ON PANEL 34E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

DOUGLAS STEVEN MCILROY

WALL NAME

DOUGLAS S MCILROY

PANEL / LINE

34E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

04/22/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

DEARBORN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DOUGLAS STEVEN MCILROY
POSTED ON 8.25.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Douglas McIlroy, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Time passes quickly, but our world needs help. 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 6.7.2017
POSTED BY: Thomas Pike

The Battle of An Son

Killed in the Battle of An Son in the Hiep Duc Valley while his company engaged a larger force of the 1st VC Regiment, 2nd NVA Division.
Interested in hearing from anyone who was there.
Tom Pike
Www.tfpike.com
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POSTED ON 5.26.2014
POSTED BY: Cindy (McIlroy)

Thank you, Cousin!

Thinking of you today...was only 11 but remember you as a good person...
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POSTED ON 11.23.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Douglas Steven McIlroy, 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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POSTED ON 6.13.2011
POSTED BY: Edsel Ford High School - Dearborn's Vietnam

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Douglas Steven McIlroy was born in April of 1948 to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas McIlroy in Detroit. Douglas was an only child, and the family lived on Lincoln. Douglas went to Edison Junior High School before attending Edsel Ford High School where he graduated in 1966. While at Edsel, Doug played football and basketball and excelled at both. Doug was described as being polite, cooperative and a very nice young man. He loved both playing and watching sports, and in the summers could be found playing baseball or at the lake.

Doug joined the Army in July of 1967 with 2 of his high school friends, Michael Miezgoda and Chuck Hanselman. The three young men were together as they completed Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and then Advanced Individual Training at Fort McLellan, Alabama. The three soldiers spent Thanksgiving together in Dearborn before departing for Southeast Asia. They made a pact to spend Christmas of 1968 together.

When he arrived in Vietnam in December of 1967, Cpl. McIlroy was assigned to D Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Brigade-Americal Division. On January 9, 1968, Cpl. Douglas McIlroy was killed by small arms fire in Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam. He was 19 years old.

For his actions in Vietnam in, Cpl. Douglas McIlroy was awarded the Purple Heart. He is buried Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Doug’s friends Mike Niezgoda and Chuck Hanselman were also killed in Vietnam and are honored with him today.
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