Wilmers, Edward Leon, SGT

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11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, Valley Forge General Hospital
Service Years
1966 - 1969
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Order of the Spur


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by MAJ John Moore (SaberAlpha 10) to remember Wilmers, Edward Leon, SGT USA(Ret).

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Home Town
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Date of Passing
Jan 21, 2014
Location of Interment
Mount Loretto Cemetery - Lapeer, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
62E 007

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Order of The Spur

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial3/4 Cav Association
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]3 - Assoc. Page
  2017, 3/4 Cav Association2

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Last Known Activity
Edward Leon WILMERS, B Troop 3/4 Cav, died 21 Jan 2014 from wounds received  On May 17 , 1968.  He will be added to "The Wall" in a ceremony this May.  He received shrapnel wounds to his head from an RPG that hit his tank and left him a quadriplegic for the rest of his life.  It was his first day in the field with 1st Platoon Bravo Troop 3/4 Cavalry.

Ed was buried with military honors in the Loretto Cemetery at Lapeer, MI.

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Hymn to the Fallen performed by the 451st Army Band.
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Comments from Dennis Roe:  Friend and Crewmember
    Chris Hemminger and I met with Ed's brother Ron just after Ed's death in 2014. We determined to work toward getting his name added to the wall.
   Ed came over from Germany to Vietnam and came to B-Troop, 1st Platoon to be a T.C on a tank on May 17, 1968. I was called off another tank to make a full crew for a replacement tank that Ed came out to the field with that day. Barry Anderson was the gunner, I was the loader, and the driver was a guy we called "Wormy." Ed and I were from the same hometown area, Lapeer, Michigan. I really didn't know Ed personally as he was a year ahead of me in high school. However, I knew his dad and even purchased my high school graduation suit from him. It's a small world. Ed and I talked until the wee hours of the morning, just before we were hit. I woke up to a barrage of RPGs just before dawn. Ed and Barry had taken shelter behind the tank where they were sleeping when an RPG hit nearby wounding Ed. From that date until his death in 2014 he was a quadriplegic.
    I visited Ed and his family from time to time through the years. It was tough. He couldn't even talk. He had to blink his eyes to communicate. I moved to the west coast and so didn't see Ed much the last 20 plus years. However, after sharing Ed's situation with other of our Cav brothers, who live in Michigan, a number took up visiting him. So my personal thanks go out to them, Santino Carrabbio, Chris Hemminger, and Dick Himler.
    My heart is heavy as I think of what Ed suffered captured in his body for 46 years, but it is filled with joy to know that he will have his name among those honored ones remembered on The Wall.
    Paratus et Fidelis,
    Dennis Roe, 3/4 Cavalry Association Board of Officers
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   1968-1968, 11E10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment

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269 Members Also There at Same Time
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment

Greer, Jimmy, SSG, (1964-1968) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Kirkham, William, SSG, (1967-1978) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Montanez, Emmanuel, SSG, (1967-1971) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Orison, Louis James, SSG, (1960-1968) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Slocum, Allen, SSG, (1968-1970) AR 11E10 Sergeant
Turner, Steve, SGT, (1968-1970) AR 11E10 Specialist 5
Colaiacovo, Jeffrey, SP 4, (1967-1977) AR 11E10 Specialist 4
Howe, John, SP 4, (1966-1968) AR 11E10 Specialist 4
Kline, Roy, SGM, (1956-1977) AR 11D10 Sergeant Major
Barney, Calvin, 1SG, (1944-1970) AR 11D10 First Sergeant
Williams, Frank Edward, SFC, (1946-1968) AR 11D10 Sergeant First Class
Morales, Victor, SSG, (1966-1968) AR 11D10 Staff Sergeant
Garms, Dennis, SGT, (1968-1969) AR 11D10 Sergeant
Gross, Jim, SGT, (1965-1968) AR 11D10 Sergeant
Johns, David, SGT, (1968-1973) AR 11D10 Sergeant
Crane, Andrew, SSG, (1962-1985) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Manigan, Thomas, SP 4, (1967-1968) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Niehaus, Richard, SP 4, (1966-1969) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Jerdon, John G, SGT, (1966-1969) AR 11D10 Sergeant
McGowan, Robert, COL, (1951-1982) AR 1204 Lieutenant Colonel
Wells, Peter, COL, (1967-1995) AR 1204 Captain
Wright, Daniel, CPT, (1965-1970) AR 1204 Captain
Dow, Dale, LTC, (1965-1991) AR 1204 First Lieutenant
Fairchild, Pete, COL, (1966-1996) AR 1204 First Lieutenant
Jones, Skip, 1LT, (1962-1970) AR 19B First Lieutenant
Eastes, Charles (Pat), CW2, (1966-1970) AV 062B Warrant Officer 1
Homiski, Stanley, SGT, (1967-1969) SC 31G Sergeant
Mills, James, SGT, (1966-1974) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Davis, Johnnie Walter, SP 5, (1965-1968) SC 31B Specialist 5
Brenes, Nery Jacinto, SGT, (1953-1968) SC 31B Specialist 4
Langdon, Douglas, SP 4, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Longabardi, Michael Joseph, SP 4, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Ratliff, Donny, SP 4, (1968-1971) AV 67N20 Specialist 4
Travis, Harry, SP 4, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Van Horn, Wayne Adair, MSG, (1972-2005) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Vera, Jose, SP 4, (1966-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Washington, Keith D, SP 4, (1966-1968) MI 96B Specialist 4
O'Kelley, James, PFC, (1965-1969) IN 111.1 Private First Class
O'Toole, Michael Joseph, PFC, (1968-1968) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Moseley, David Wesley, PFC, (1968-1968) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Heminger, Chris, SGT, (1967-1969) Specialist 5
Jeffers, William, SP 5, (1966-1968) MD Specialist 5
Hamilton - Blackburn, Michael, SP 4, (1968-1969) Specialist 4
A Troop

Brown, James Douglas, SSG, (1956-1968) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Buentello, Leonel, SSG, (1965-1968) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Lloyd, Donald Lee, SSG, (1956-1968) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Ray, David L., SSG, (1964-1968) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Disheroon, Billy Wayne, SP 5, (1968-1971) AR 11E10 Specialist 5
Hack, Ronald Gordon, SP 5, (1967-1968) AR 11E10 Specialist 5
Schneider, Robert, SP 5, (1965-1969) AR 11E10 Specialist 5
Taylor, Frederick Wayne, SP 5, (1966-1968) AR 11E10 Specialist 5
Harbaugh, Roy Arben, SP 4, (1966-1968) AR 11E10 Specialist 4
Kosel, Gene Marlow, SP 4, (1967-1968) AR 11E10 Specialist 4
Neal, Ronald Forrest, SP 4, (1965-1969) AR 11E10 Specialist 4
Niehaus, Richard, R, SP 4, (1966-1969) AR 11E10 Specialist 4
Swalley, Robert Eugene, SP 4, (1966-1968) AR 11E10 Specialist 4
Sanders, Robert Bruce, PFC, (1966-1968) AR 11E10 Private First Class
Sauls, Ollie Leslie, PFC, (1968-1968) AR 11E10 Private First Class
Veara, John Vincent, 1SG, (1952-1968) AR 11D10 First Sergeant

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