JOHN D WILEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 24E, LINE 75 OF THE WALL

JOHN DUDLEY WILEY

WALL NAME

JOHN D WILEY

PANEL / LINE

24E/75

DATE OF BIRTH

05/28/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/03/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CHARLOTTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mecklenburg County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN DUDLEY WILEY
POSTED ON 3.18.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you....

Great sadness fills our hearts today
As pipes and drums, in slow march play.
A comrade’s fallen by the way,
And now we say goodbye.

This hero to the very end
Was more than just a casual friend,
Who would a stranger’s life defend,
And now we say goodbye

But we shall cherish, all our days,
The character this life portrayed
With sacrifice so freely made,
And now we say goodbye.

The hand salute, o’er Stars and Stripes,
And distant skirl of highland pipes,
Bid last farewell with hero’s rights,
And now we say goodbye.

While here on Earth, you gave your best.
Now in the Master’s arms you rest.
T’is by your memory we are blessed.
And now we say goodbye.
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POSTED ON 1.5.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap John Wiley, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the 12th Day of Christmas. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. 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 4.22.2016
POSTED BY: Chaplain (COL-R) Fred "Max" Wall (Athens, GA)

I Was There

I am a retired US Army chaplain, and was an eye witness to this tragic accident.
At the time, I was assigned to the 1/327 Inf Bn, 1st Bde, 101st Airborne Div.
On the day of the accident, I was in conversation with my battalion commander when we heard the drone of an approaching aircraft. When the plane was almost directly opposite us, and only about 200 yards from our position, a 155 mm howitzer opened fire. The round struck the Caribou, and within 15 seconds it was resting upside down in the little village/Special Forces Camp. The scene has been relived many times in my memory. I have often thought of the crew members and their families, wondering who they were and how they looked. Now I know more because of this site. I hope this helps the families of these men a little.
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POSTED ON 10.27.2014
POSTED BY: Jane A. Wiley (daughter)

Thank You...

Capt. John Dudley Wiley was (is) my father. I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to post remembrances and memories and respects.
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POSTED ON 10.13.2014

Final Mission of CAPT John D. Wiley

This remarkable UPI photograph of a plane going down shows the moment shortly after a U.S. Air Force cargo plane was hit by friendly fire from a 155mm howitzer as the plane approached a Special Forces camp near Duc Poh, South Vietnam in 1967. Three members of the crew, including CAPT John D. Wiley, died in the incident, which led to a tightening-up of co-ordination between the Air Force and the Army for flights in artillery zones. [From peteralanlloyd.com]
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