WILLIAM J AHLUM
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HONORED ON PANEL 28W, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM JOHN AHLUM

WALL NAME

WILLIAM J AHLUM

PANEL / LINE

28W/16

DATE OF BIRTH

01/22/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/23/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HATBORO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM JOHN AHLUM
POSTED ON 1.22.2022
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain William John Ahlum, Served with the 630th Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion, United States Army Support Command (Qui Nhon), 1st Logistical Command, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 4.21.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As a former resident of Delaware County I am very familiar with your college, PMC, now Widener University.
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POSTED ON 8.9.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CAPTAIN AHLUM,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A CONVENTIONAL AMMUNITION OFFICER. THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE MILITARY ACADEMY. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 6.24.2016

Final Mission of CAPT William J. Ahlum

At approximately 2315 on March 23, 1969, two U.S. Army ordinance support units based in the same area about 5 miles southwest of Qui Nhong, Binh D?nh Province, RVN, were attacked by an unknown size enemy force. The enemy attacked with small arms and automatic weapons fire. Contact with the enemy was lost at an unreported time when the attackers withdrew. No enemy were reported to have penetrated the perimeter and enemy losses were unknown. A fire was started during the action which resulted in an ammunition storage area exploding. Three U.S. personnel from the 184th Ordnance Battalion were killed in the blast. They included CAPT William J. Ahlum, SP5 Michael L. Berry, and, SP4 Jerry L. Peterson. CAPT Ahlum was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic actions during the attack by exposing himself to danger while searching for wounded personnel and damaged equipment. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 3.23.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain William John Ahlum, 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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