ERNEST M STAINES
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HONORED ON PANEL 21W, LINE 34 OF THE WALL

ERNEST MICHAEL STAINES

WALL NAME

ERNEST M STAINES

PANEL / LINE

21W/34

DATE OF BIRTH

12/17/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/29/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CORDELE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Crisp County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ERNEST MICHAEL STAINES
POSTED ON 11.28.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 4.27.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Ernest Staines, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Wire Operations Specialist. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy Spring. Time moves quickly. 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 3.22.2020

Ground Casualty

The Combined Reconnaissance and Intelligence Platoon (CRIP) was an intelligence-gathering unit of U.S. infantrymen from the 25th Infantry Division working with Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) troops. These units were assigned to each Brigade Headquarters and operated directly in support of their parent brigades. The teams produced valuable information about enemy activities. On June 29, 1969, a CRIP team from the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry "Wolfhounds," was bivouacked at an ARVN camp known as Checkpoint 28 in Binh Duong Province. Sometime during the night an explosion occurred in the bunker where the Americans were sleeping. Six CRIP member were killed by the blast and a seventh survived with burns after he was pulled from the burning structure. The lost U.S. personnel included SP4 Courtney J. Cosgrove, SGT Charles F. Clendenin, SP5 Donald P. Davies, SP4 Wayne H. Emerson, SP4 Herbert J. Lottes, and CPL Ernest M. Staines. A Cambodian youth who hung around the Americans and was considered their “mascot” was also killed. It was surmised by other CRIP members that the incident was an “inside job,” possibly from a satchel charge. An inquiry was conducted, and a panel of non-combat arms U.S. officers ruled that the blast occurred when lightning caused munitions (Claymore mines) to detonate. This pronouncement was made despite there being no rain reported the night the explosion took place. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Joseph Clock (December 2019)]
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POSTED ON 3.18.2020

CPL Ernest M. Staines’ obituary

CPL Ernest M. Staines’ obituary, taken the Cordele Dispatch (Cordele, GA), date unknown, courtesy of Mari Mills, Library Manager, Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library, Cordele, GA.
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POSTED ON 12.11.2019
POSTED BY: Bennie Roberson, Lt Col, USAF

Remembrance

Sorry we lost you so soon brother, I would have loved to have known you but we lost you the year before I was born. I'll continue to serve our country in your honor.
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