VERRELL D STILES
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HONORED ON PANEL 17E, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

VERRELL DANIEL STILES

WALL NAME

VERRELL D STILES

PANEL / LINE

17E/65

DATE OF BIRTH

08/06/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/28/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BREVARD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Transylvania County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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POSTED ON 1.4.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you....

Say not in grief he is no more, but live in thankfulness that he was.
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POSTED ON 6.20.2022

Ground Casualty

Hill 327 was located on a ridge two miles southwest of Da Nang Air Base in Quang Nam Province, RVN. Nicknamed “Division Ridge,” it was the headquarters for the 1st Marine Division. On the early morning of March 28, 1967, some Marines from A Company, 7th Engineer Battalion were conducting a refresher course before heading out to clear a minefield. The commanding officer (CO) of A Company decided that the engineers should be shown how to disarm a mine. This, on reflection to those present, seemed pointless as enemy mines located by patrolling Marines were never disarmed, and instead, blown in place. No Viet Cong devices were available, so an armed U.S.-made M16A2 “Bouncing Betty” bounding anti-personnel mine was used. During the demonstration, the mine accidently detonated, killing thirteen Marines and wounding one. The lost personnel included LCPL Thomas C. Bekiempis, LCPL Stanley Davidheiser Jr., LCPL Larry C. Dye, PFC Otis R. Ellis Jr., LCPL Anthony Hawkins, CPL Daniel R. Laird, 2LT Glenn M. McCarthy, LCPL Eugene J. Payne III, CPL Ronald W. Porter, CPL Glenn W. Shafer, LCPL Don L. Shockley, CPL Howard S. Stevens, and CPL Verrell D. Stiles. The dead were loaded onto a M35 6×6 cargo truck and transported to a Marine medical dispensary for later transfer to Graves Registration. Two days after the incident, the CO was relieved of his command. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Classroom Mine Kills 13.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, March 30, 1967; also, information provided by Terry Moser (October 2001) at thewall-usa.com]
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POSTED ON 5.18.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Verrell Stiles, Thank you for your service as a Combat Engineer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. The 47th anniversary of the last battle of the war just passed. Time passes 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 8.6.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Verrell Daniel Stiles, Served with Company A, 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 3.28.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Corporal.

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