WILLIE W ALLEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 18W, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

WILLIE WARNIE ALLEY

WALL NAME

WILLIE W ALLEY

PANEL / LINE

18W/18

DATE OF BIRTH

05/09/1935

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

RICHLANDS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tazewell County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

TSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIE WARNIE ALLEY
POSTED ON 5.9.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Technical Sergeant Willie Warnie Alley, Served with the 14th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 5.1.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 9.1.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 11.27.2016

Final Mission of TSGT Willie W. Alley

On September 1, 1969, while on a night patrol, a "Spooky" AC-47D (#43-49021) gunship from 4th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force, out of Bien Hoa Air Base was directed to assist friendly troops who were under attack from enemy forces about 20 miles east of Bien Hoa. The gunship arrived at the scene and rendered support by flares and from its three 7.62 mini-guns firing down on the enemy. While engaging the enemy in the target area, their gunship was struck along the starboard side by enemy fire. They crashed into a mountain in Long Khanh Province while attempting recovery at Bien Hoa Air Base, RVN. There were no survivors. The lost crewmen included pilot CAPT Robert P. Acher, navigator CAPT James S. Pitches, co-pilot 1LT Roy C. Williams Jr., flight engineers MSGT Harry H. Wecker and TSGT Albert C. McBride, gunners TSGT Willie W. Alley and SSGT Fred W. Smith, and loadmaster TSGT Lester M. Cavallin. This was the last AC-47 USAF Spooky gunship lost in South East Asia during the war. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and ac47-gunships.com]
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POSTED ON 8.26.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR TECHNICAL SERGEANT ALLEY,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. I DO NOT KNOW YOUR MOS, BUT YOU ARE APPRECIATED.
REST IN PEACE.
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