MILFORD H WENSEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 23W, LINE 81 OF THE WALL

MILFORD HOMER WENSEL

WALL NAME

MILFORD H WENSEL

PANEL / LINE

23W/81

DATE OF BIRTH

12/02/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/05/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MONUMENT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Centre County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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LEFT FOR MILFORD HOMER WENSEL
POSTED ON 12.7.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Milford Wensel, Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. Your 74th birthday just passed, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Advent has begun. 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 1.6.2020

Final Mission of PFC Milford H. Wensel

Rome plows were large, specially modified armored bulldozers used to destroy trees and other jungle flora that could be used for concealment by enemy forces. The plows were operated by land clearing Engineer Companies and were assigned a tank platoon and an infantry company for security. PFC Milford H. Wensel was an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist assigned to 1st Platoon, A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division. His unit was providing security for a Rome plow clearing operation in an area five miles northwest of Ben Suc in Tay Ninh Province, RVN. Just after midnight on June 5, 1969, while laagered in an overnight defensive position around the plows, they began to receive incoming enemy mortar combined with AK-47 and rocket-propelled grenade fire from the east side of their perimeter. Some 15 to 20 rounds of 61mm mortar fire fell on their position. Wensel was fatally injured when some of the rounds fell around the tank he was sleeping on. Three other crewmen on the tank were wounded, and another twelve members of A Troop injured. A Troop engaged the enemy with unit weapons and called for artillery support. A flare ship and medivac helicopter were also requested. Enemy contact was broken around 1:22 AM. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Douglas Clapp (February 2004) at thewall-usa.com]
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POSTED ON 3.14.2019
POSTED BY: Sharon Singleton, COL (Retired), USAR

Thank you.

Corporal Wensel, the words ‘thank you’ are so inadequate to express the gratitude and the debt owed by our grateful nation. Your sacrifice was your life for our freedom. Rest In Peace, dear soul.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2018

For CPL Milford Homer WENSEL, USA...Monument's bravest hero, who gave his all for all of us!!

He loved us so.
Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
He loved us so.
Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
He was our defender, and he kept us free!
He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
He loved us so, and we should know.
For we loved him so.
Corporal Wensel, you were the very essence of DUTY!...HONOR!...and COUNTRY! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! You were one brave man who did brave deeds for our America! You fought for the right without question or pause! Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength...your love and loyalty...you had given all that mortality can give to defend liberty7 everywhere! Monument is very proud of you! You sacrificed your life so that freedom and justice may live! You had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land!...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses in all of us a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! I strongly and honestly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I admire so immensely and so greatly as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, the other two being Walton-on-Thames's own Julie Andrews, England's musical queen, and London's own Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England, would be very proud of your service to America and the sacrifices you made to keep our country and us free! Well done, Corporal! Be thou at peace. ARM STRONG!!!
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POSTED ON 12.2.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Milford Homer Wensel, Served with the 1st Platoon, A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Regiment.
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