WILMER J WILLINGHAM
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HONORED ON PANEL 11E, LINE 131 OF THE WALL

WILMER JAY WILLINGHAM

WALL NAME

WILMER J WILLINGHAM

PANEL / LINE

11E/131

DATE OF BIRTH

12/03/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/30/1966

HOME OF RECORD

SHREVEPORT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Caddo Parish

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILMER JAY WILLINGHAM
POSTED ON 3.8.2024
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 1.25.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear WO Wilmer Willingham, Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. You are remembered. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.30.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Warrant Officer Wilmer Jay Willingham was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Helicopter Pilot assigned to the 155th Aviation Co, 52nd Aviation Bn, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.
See http://www.virtualwall.org/dw/WillinghamWJ01a.htm
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POSTED ON 10.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear WO Wilmer Jay Willingham, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.7.2012

Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13587

Crew included WO1 Wilmer J Willingham (KIA), WO1 Michael N. Coryell (KIA), SP4 John W. Woods (KIA), and PFC James L. Walker (KIA). The 155 Aviation Unit history says they were shot down while on a resupply mission for an element of the 25th Infantry near Plei Dyereng. Crashing to the ground in flames, there were no survivors. Camp Coryell, the home of the 155th, was named in honor of WO Coryell. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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