Feb 082012
 


 

 

Sp4 Loomis Oglesby III

Birth: Aug. 9, 1937 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Mar. 3, 1966, Vietnam.

Sp4 Loomis Oglesby III native of Charlotte, NC was 28 years old and was married. It was reported that Loomis was very seriously wounded in Hostile Action and died from his wounds.

Loomis was the son of Mr. Loomis Oglesby, Jr. of Charlotte, NC. He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, “Blue Spaders”, 1st Infantry Division, “Big Red One”. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: York Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Plot: Oglesby Family.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Feb 082012
 

Cpl William Wilson Norman

Birth: Dec. 20, 1946 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Feb. 6, 1968 Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.

USMC Cpl William Wilson Norman native of Charlotte, NC was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that William died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

A friend and neighbor recalls that they attended school together and played baseball on the same team. I can still see William, we called him Billy, with that big smile on his face as he rounded third heading for home. His brothers, Gary and Toby were in the war zone at the time he was killed, they were also Marines. He was the son of Mrs. Luther C. Norman of Charlotte, NC.

He served with the 7th Communication Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)


Feb 082012
 

Cpl Ronald Edward Niles

Birth: Nov. 3, 1946 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 9, 1967 Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

USMC Cpl Ronald Edward Niles native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Ronald died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Niles of Charlotte, NC. He served with 1st Platoon, Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: York Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Plot: Sect. 10, Lot # 506, Grave #4.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Feb 082012
 

Sp4 Lewis Nance

Birth: Oct. 22, 1945 New York

Death: Aug. 24, 1968, Vietnam.

Lewis Nance native of Charlotte, NC was 22 years old and married and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Army Spec 4 was an Armor Intelligence Specialist and served with G Troop 2nd squad of the 11th Armored Cavalry. He was killed in hostile action from multiple fragmentation wounds while serving in Binh Long, South Vietnam. He had started his tour in Viet Nam June 3, 1968. His body remains were recovered.

Burial: York Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Feb 082012
 

Hospitalman George Franklin Myrick

Birth Date: 19 Aug 1945

Death Date: 17 Mar 1968

Gender: Male Age: 22 Race: Caucasian (White) Home City: Los Angeles Home State: California Religion: Protestant Marital Status: Single SSN/Service #: B817902 Citizen Status: U.S. Death Date: 17 Mar 1968 Processed Date: Apr 1968 Casualty Country: South Vietnam Casualty Type: Hostile Air: Helicopter Air Casualty; E-3; HN; Province: Quang Nam

George the son of Carl C. and Garnet Z.E. Myrick, enlisted in the US Navy on April 19, 1966. He attended Field Medical School in Camp Pendleton CA and then was assigned to the US Naval Hospital in San Diego. With orders for duty in Vietnam HN Myrick was assigned to H&S Company and attached to Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF as a Field Corpsman when he arrived. During Operation Worth, after a frontal attack against enemy forces on Hill 502 that raged most of the day, contact was broken by the enemy. Casualties were gathered and brought to an LZ for medical evacuation.

A CH-46 D from HMM-265 arrived for the medical evacuation, upon lift off the helicopter came under intense enemy ground fire and as it circled away from the LZ it was hit in the rear pylon by a B-40 RPG rocket causing it to crash and burn in a valley below. The entire crew and six wounded survived, nine other wounded men died including HN Myrick who had been wounded in his left leg while treating Marines during the battle and was also being medically evacuated. HN Myrick was presented the Navy Achievement Medal with combat “V” “For outstanding achievement in superior performance of his duties 13 January 1968″ and presented the Bronze Star Medal posthumously “For heroic achievement on 6 February 1968 while serving as a Corpsman” (Source: posted OBIT at findagrave.com)

GEORGE F. MYRICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

When he attended ERHS, George Myrick was not only a dedicated student; he was a leader and an inspiration to others. In classes, he always contributed to the discussions and assisted other students who needed help. George was a friend to anyone who needed a friend. He was a class officer in the ninth grade; became a member of the Knights in the eleventh grade, and was president of that service club in his senior year. He ran cross-country and track, and was the starting quarterback on the varsity football team. George earned multiple letters in each sport, and his teammates voted him co-captain of the track and football teams.

George served in the United States Navy as a corpsman, and was known as “Doc” to the men in the Marine Corps unit to which he was assigned. He was awarded 23 medals for his bravery, courage and exceptional dedication to his “brothers” in Vietnam. He was killed on March 17, 1968; he was 22 years old. The story of George Myrick’s heroism and courage inspired the ERHS Alumni Association to select him as a recipient of the Soaring Eagle Award in 2009. This scholarship was created to honor our friend, George Myrick. We continue to follow George’s example and make each moment of our lives one of conscious and thoughtful living. We challenge the recipient of this scholarship to do the same. Requirements: 3.0 GPA. Award: $1,000 (Source: Eagle Rock High School Scholarship Foundation; Post Office Box 411236, Eagle Rock, California 90041; www.erhsalum.com).

Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA 

(Source: Various Information Compiled, Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)


Feb 082012
 

Sp4 Wiley Barry Moss

Birth: Aug. 23, 1947 Rockingham Richmond Co., NC

Death: Apr. 1, 1969 Bin Duong, Vietnam.

Sp4 Wiley Barry Moss, Vietnam Veteran native of Charlotte, North Carolina was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Wiley died from an undetermined accident. His body was recovered.

His nephew recalls that Wiley was one of nineteen children fathered by T.K. Moss, of Rockingham, NC; he was the youngest boy. Even though his nephew was three years older than him they laughed about him being my uncle. He was described as a fine young man from a poor family with a lot of pride. He served with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 33rd Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division “Big Red One”. He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Richmond County Memorial Park Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Feb 082012
 

Corp Ansel Wendell Morse

Birth: Mar. 29, 1950 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Jun. 8, 1970 Quang Nam, Vietnam.

USMC Cpl Ansel Wendell Morse native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Ansel died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered.

A friend from Garinger High School recalls shooting pool, drinking beer and talking about getting drafted. He served with Combined Action Program (CAP) 2-7-3, Combined Action Company (CAC) 2-7, 2nd Combined Action Group (CAG), Combined Action(CA), 3rd MAF, United States Marine Corps. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Jan 042012
 

Lcpl Charles Russell Jerone Menton

Birth: Jun. 1, 1948 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 16, 1968 Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

US Marine Lcpl Charles Russell Jerone Menton, native of Charlotte, NC was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that Charles died from artillery fire. His body was recovered.

CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE VIETNAMESE MERIT MEDAL: Servicemen of courage and rare self-sacrifice, they displayed at all times the most tactful cooperation while aiding the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam to repel the Red wave undermining South Vietnam and Southeast Asia. With ready zeal and commendable response, they fought on to the end in every mission and set a brilliant example for their fellow soldiers. They died in the performance of their duty. Behind them they leave the abiding grief of their former comrade-in-arms.

He was the son of Dorothy Mae Menton & Grandson of Mrs. Annie S. Menton of Charlotte, NC. He served with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnamese Merit Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: York Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

Plot: Section 1-A, Block 6, Lot 20, Space B

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Jan 042012
 

Corporal Gary McCollough

Birth: Sep. 28, 1948 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co.

Death: May 25, 1969 Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

CPL Gary McCollough native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was married. It was reported that Gary died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered.

He is the Husband of Mrs Irish A. McCollough, 1713 MacDonald Street, Charlotte, NC 28208.He had a son named Andreze. He was born three months after his dad’s death. Andreze is a Chef. He is the Son of Mrs Mollie Adams, 2219 Bancroft Street, Charlotte, NC 28206. Gary was a very hard worker, worked all the time. He was in church when he was supposed to be and Sunday School was special for him. He was planning a career with the U.S.Postal service when he came back from Nam. His first goal was to teach his mom how to drive. she was the world to him. She could move mountains.

He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment (Tankers), 5th Infantry Division. He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Unknown.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

Jan 042012
 

LCPL Whilton Anthony “Tony” McCarthy

Birth: Sep. 12, 1946 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 16, 1967 Quang Tri, Vietnam.

USMC LCPL Whilton Anthony McCarthy, Vietnam Veteran native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Whilton died from artillery fire. His body was recovered.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Whilton H. McCarthy of Drive, Charlotte, NC. He served with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion 26th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal and The National Defense Service Medal.

Burial: Carolina Memorial Park Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC

Plot: Garden of Seasons, Lot # 22, Space #4.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)