WILFORD A YOUNG
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HONORED ON PANEL 7W, LINE 51 OF THE WALL

WILFORD AVON YOUNG

WALL NAME

WILFORD A YOUNG

PANEL / LINE

7W/51

DATE OF BIRTH

08/29/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/09/1970

HOME OF RECORD

HUMBOLDT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Gibson County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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POSTED ON 8.29.2022
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Wilford Avon Young, Served with Company C, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.19.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 8.28.2021
POSTED BY: Donnq Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 12.8.2020

Ground Casualty

Operation Jefferson Glenn was the last major operation in which U.S. ground forces participated during the Vietnam War, and the final major offensive in which the 101st Airborne Division fought. The campaign ran from September 5, 1970 to October 8, 1971, and combined the forces of the 101st Airborne and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) 1st Infantry Division. The mission was to improve territorial security and protect the local civilian population from enemy aggression. The 101st's combat strategy was constant vigilance through the employment of numerous patrols and ambushes utilizing helicopters for rapid movement when the weather permitted. During the 399 days of operations, the Allied troops established multiple firebases throughout Thua Thien Province and regularly encountered North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong troops. On the fourth day of the operation, 2nd Platoon, C Company, 1/502nd Infantry, was patrolling when they engaged an unknown-size enemy force with small arms fire about seventy-five yards from their location. A scout dog handler embedded with the patrol from 47th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog, SP4 Tim E. Newell, was seriously wounded, and another man from 2nd Platoon was also wounded. The patrol requested a medivac and supporting arms. The two wounded men were taken to 85th Evacuation Hospital at Phu Bai where Newell was dead on arrival. A member of C Company, infantryman SP4 Wilford A. Young, was fatally injured after he accidentally walked into the rotor blade of a helicopter. Both Newell and Young were posthumously promoted to Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and 101namveteran.com]
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POSTED ON 9.9.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Wilford Avon Young, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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