RONALD W SIMMONS
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HONORED ON PANEL 25E, LINE 89 OF THE WALL

RONALD WAYNE SIMMONS

WALL NAME

RONALD W SIMMONS

PANEL / LINE

25E/89

DATE OF BIRTH

09/10/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/02/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BLACKWELL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kay County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD WAYNE SIMMONS
POSTED ON 2.21.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Ronald Simmons, Thank you for your service as a Heavy Vehicle Driver. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy Presidents' Day. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2018

Final Mission of SP4 Ronald W. Simmons

On September 2, 1967, an eastbound convoy of 90 trucks of the 523rd Transportation Company was returning to An Khe from Pleiku under the protection of only two gun jeeps with M- 60 machine guns. Convoy drivers were lightly armed with rifles and only four or five 20 round-magazines of ammunition. At 1855 hours that evening, as the convoy snaked around a series of curves along highway QL-19, an NVA company struck the convoy. They disabled the lead gun jeep with a 57mm recoilless rifle round and detonated a claymore mine mounted on sticks level with the driver’s head. Simultaneously, the enemy immobilized a tanker truck in the convoy and trapped the lead convoy. Mines on boards placed across the road were detonated in front of the next three trucks behind disabled lead jeep. They also sprung a secondary ambush on the other half of the convoy, setting a tanker on fire. An estimated 60 to 80 enemy soldiers dug in about 30 yards up a hill began firing down on the trucks. Reinforcements, helicopter gunships, and the late arrival of a C-47 “Spooky” gunship would relieve pressure on the besieged convoy. A total of eight Americans were killed in the ambush, including SP5 James M. Bagshaw, SSGT Claude L. Collins, PFC Roy L. Greensage, PFC William A. Gunter Jr., PFC Lloyd R. Hughey, PFC Arthur W. Reinhardt, SP4 Ronald W. Simmons, and PFC Robert L. Stebner Jr. Seventeen other Americans were wounded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vietnam-guntrucks.com]
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POSTED ON 9.10.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Ronald Wayne Simmons, Served with 512th Transportation Company, 54th Transportation Battalion, 8th Transportation Group, Army Support Command (Qui Nhon), 1st Logistical Command.
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POSTED ON 9.2.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Ronald Wayne Simmons, 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 12.17.2011
POSTED BY: Billy M. Brown

Honoring Oklahoma Veterans who Died in Vietnam

May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
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