Wilmers, Edward Leon, SGT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, Valley Forge General Hospital
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Sergeant


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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Detroit
Last Address
Not Specified

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

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 Unofficial Badges 

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


 Additional Information
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.
 
   
Other Comments:
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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   1967-1968, 11E20, 3rd Infantry Division

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MOS
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Country/State
Germany, West
 
 
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3rd Infantry Division
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62 Members Also There at Same Time
3rd Infantry Division

Fenton, Mark, SP 4, (1968-1969) AR 11E10 Specialist 4
Poston, Robert, MAJ, (1959-1979) TC 0600 Major
Ohler, Herbert, SFC, (1962-1971) EN 12B40 Sergeant First Class
Dowell jr, Roy, SSG, (1965-2000) IN 11B30 Staff Sergeant
Fessenden, Wilson, SFC, (1963-1983) FA 13B10 Staff Sergeant
Koralewski, James, SSG, (1967-1971) AD 16P Staff Sergeant
Smith, Edgar Larue, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Ingram, Donnie, SGM, (1966-1989) FA 13D Specialist 5
Pignatelli, John, SP 5, (1968-1970) IN 11C20 Specialist 5
Tutin, David, SP 5, (1968-1970) AG 71J Specialist 5
Ware, Mick, SP 5, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 5
Barnaby, Thomas, SP 4, (1969-1972) QM 94B10 Specialist 4
Burford, John, SP 4, (1967-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Carter, Charlie, SSG, (1962-1970) AV 93H Specialist 4
Dixon, John Henery, SP 4, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Dodds, James, SP 5, (1967-1970) MD 91A Specialist 4
Gage, Edward, SP 4, (1966-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Glicksman, Joseph, SP 4, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Golick, Robert, SP 4, (1967-1969) FA 13A10 Specialist 4
Kilgore, Mitchell, SGT, (1963-1976) OD 63B Specialist 4
Mathews, Robert, SP 4, (1965-1967) SC 05C Specialist 4
Trautwein, Lawrence, SP 4, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Winters, Russell, SP 5, (1968-1970) FI 74A Specialist 4
Lund, Jim, SGT, (1967-1969) MP 950.1 Private First Class
Morton, Bill, PFC, (1966-1968) EN 12F20 Private First Class
Barnett, Jimmy Dalton, PFC, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Broussard, Andrew Richard, PFC, (1966-1967) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Concannon, James P., PFC, (1968-1968) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Thibeault, Eugene, 1SG, (1949-1973) [Other Service Rank]
MacNaught, Robert William, 1LT, (1965-1970) First Lieutenant
Ahrens, Kevin, SP 4, (1983-1987) Specialist 4
Mooshagian, Donald, SP 4, (1966-1968) MD Specialist 4
Spellman, Joseph Victor, SP 4, (1966-1968) Specialist 4
Land, James, SSG, (1949-1970) Staff Sergeant
Land, Jerry, 1SG, (1962-1982) Specialist 4
3rd Administration Company

Maxted, David, SP 5, (1964-1967) AG 75E10 Specialist 5
Pi Velez, Mario, SP 5, (1967-1969) QM 94B20 Specialist 5
Deak, Michael, SP 4, (1967-1969) IN 111.1 Specialist 4
Faustine, Lee, SP 4, (1968-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
3rd Infantry Division G1

Hathaway, Kevin, SFC, (1965-1996) IN 11B30 Specialist
3rd Infantry Division G2

Furuya, Henry, COL, (1951-1981) MI 9301 Colonel
Barbour, Vince, SP 5, (1965-1968) IN 11F10 Specialist 5
3rd Infantry Division G3

Copeland, Leonard, SGT, (1964-1967) MP 95B Sergeant
Lowers, Donald, SP 5, (1967-1970) TC 64B10 Specialist 4
3rd Infantry Division G4

Hustwit, Jack, CW4, (1961-2001) AV 062B Chief Warrant Officer 4
Bellerby, Jim, SGT, (1967-1973) OD 63F Sergeant
Charles, Frederick, COL, (1965-1993) First Lieutenant
3rd Military Police Company

Bates, Ron, SFC, (1957-1988) MP 95B Sergeant First Class
Wiseman, Mark, SP 4, (1968-1970) MP 95B Specialist 4
Thomas, Wayne, SGT, (1966-1968) MP Sergeant
3rd Quartermaster Company

Aneuber, Artemio, SFC, (1958-1980) FI 73C Sergeant First Class
ACoS G-1

Turner, Grady, SP 4, (1963-1968) IN 111.1 Specialist 4
Ortega, Frank, PV2, (1966-1967) MD 91A Private (E-2)
HHC

Chipman, Richard, SSG, (1965-1971) AG 71L10 Staff Sergeant
Cranga, Joe, SGT, (1965-1967) SC 05B10 Sergeant
Matosky, Gregory, SGT, (1967-1969) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Barbour, Vince, SP 5, (1965-1968) IN 11F10 Specialist 5
Jorde, David, SP 4, (1966-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 4

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