WILLIS G UHLS
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 98 OF THE WALL

WILLIS GRANT UHLS

WALL NAME

WILLIS G UHLS

PANEL / LINE

5W/98

DATE OF BIRTH

11/26/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/11/1971

HOME OF RECORD

SPEARFISH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lawrence County

STATE

SD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIS GRANT UHLS
POSTED ON 7.3.2024
POSTED BY: Cindy Coleman

Grant was my Father’s Cousin

I remember when I was about 5 years old, my great aunt Dorothy and great Uncle Bill were at my Grandparents house and there was tension. Aunt Dorothy and uncle Bill were Grant’s parents and they had been informed that he was shot down in Laos. He was one of the Ravens. Many stories were told about what a child Grant was throughout my childhood. I wish that I could’ve gotten to know him.
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POSTED ON 2.2.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your two Silver Star citations attest to your courage and devotion to duty. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever.
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POSTED ON 9.5.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap Willis Uhls, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot, and for graduating from the AIR FORCE ACADEMY. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy Labor 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 2.11.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant Willis Grant Uhls, United States Air Force, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with Detachment 1, 56th Special Operations Wing, SEVENTH Air Force, near Nghia, Xuan, Republic of Vietnam, on 19 April 1970. On that date, Lieutenant Uhls was responsible for saving the friendly village of Nghia Xuan from being overrun and destroyed by courageously flying his damaged aircraft to direct tactical air power on the threatening hostile forces. After successfully repulsing the hostile assault, Lieutenant Uhls skillfully landed his damaged aircraft at his nearby unimproved airfield, thereby saving a valuable combat aircraft. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Uhls has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/99268
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POSTED ON 2.11.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award (2nd Award)

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Willis Grant Uhls, United States Air Force, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with Detachment 1, 56th Special Operations Wing, SEVENTH Air Force, in Southeast Asia on 11 February 1971. On that date, Lieutenant Uhls flew his aircraft under adverse conditions through intensive ground fire in support of free world forces. He continuously flew low passes through heavy and accurate anti-aircraft and small arms fire to accurately mark the target, causing heavy damages against the opposing hostile force's positions and targets. Through his personal gallantry and energetic application of his knowledge and skill he significantly furthered the goal of the United States in Southeast Asia. By his gallantry and devotion to duty in the dedication of his service to his country Lieutenant Uhls has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/99268
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