Aston, Lyle Glenn, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11E20-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11E20, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Specialist 4

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT James E. Reece, III (Team Leader, Vietnam Profiles) to remember Aston, Lyle Glenn, SP 4.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Glen Easton, WV
Last Address
Glen Easton, WV

Casualty Date
Mar 30, 1969
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetey - Glen Easton, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28W 088

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryBlackhorse Association (11th Armored Calvary)
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  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, Blackhorse Association (11th Armored Calvary) [Verified]

 Tributes from Members  
Trubutes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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  Trubutes from Others: Jun 23, 2015  

paige  atkinson
51339 CR 31 Beallsville OH 43716 U.S.A.
we love you and miss you
Recently just passed my 18th birthday. representing eighteen years of not having grandpa lyle with us. eighteen years of not knowing my grandfather. I've heard so many great memories of him i feel like i know him but I do not. I wish i could have had a life with him and still be living on the farm back on fork ridge with him and pap cy. Every day i wish that he was here and maybe things would be different. I do believe he was one of bigger hearts in my family. we miss you grandpa and i cant wait till one day i can finally meet you and we can walk through the golden gates together!
Apr 4, 2011
scott  aston
I would like, to personally thank, Lyle, for giving the ultimate sacrifice, for this country and from all, of your family, on bear ridge and in warren, ohio, thank you.
Apr 20, 2009
Kelsey  Anklam
My father serviced with him.
I've heard many stories, about this hero!! My dad, was the tank commander, while Lyle Aston, was the driver and my dad, has told me numerous times, how great this man was. And I know, I was around than, but I'm glad, that America got, to have such a great man, serving her. You are always, in my prayers and so are, the many others that serviced, with you and my dad. 3
Apr 15, 2009
Jason Holmes
Vietnam brother
440, Great Hill, Ballwin, MO., 63021, USA
The Michelin
30, March 1969, was a day, we lost, good men. Your unit lost, 17, men, in the 3, day period. Thank you, for your service and your sacrifice. I served, with 1/5th, First, Cavalry Division, on the west, side, of Michelin, that date. We lost, you and my good friend, Donald Nixon, on this date. Today, I visited, his grave. And a poem, happened.
Standing, on soggy graves
Talking to my friend
On the 39th anniversary of his passing,
And to his parents
Who wait next to him,
I noticed movement
Out of my right eye.
Slowly, in that direction I turn.
Silently, a herd of whitetails
Stepping, softly,
Watching me,
Don Nixon, my friend, was first to die on this date. I counted 17 in the herd amidst the rows of graves, lined like up like rubber trees.
Mar 30, 2008
Jody  Campbell
On this anniversary, you are remembered and thank you to your family for Llyes service to his country. He is in my prayers.
Mar 30, 2008
Jennifer Burns
Though, you are gone, you will, never be forgotten! You and men, like you, are the reason, we are free, today! I just wanted, to say THANK YOU, for the sacrifices, that you made! I hold you and those like you, in the highest, regard and you, deserve nothing less! I love you, all, you were and always, will be HEROES, to me! I promise never, to take for granted, the freedoms, I have, which you paid, the ultimate price, for! Happy Birthday! I WILL, REMEMBER YOU!!! Gratefully yours, Jenn.
May 15, 2007
manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Mar 30, 2007

SP4, Aston was assigned, to the 11th, Armored, Cavalry Regiment, (Blackhorse) at the time, of his death. 11th, Armored Cavalry, Veterans, of Vietnam and Cambodia, are attempting, to locate relatives, of all of our Troopers, who made the ultimate sacrifice, in Vietnam. Please contact us, at:, or through our website:
Nov 16, 2006
Blackhorse Trooper
Nov 16, 2006
Kimberly Kimmel-Ober
Encinitas, California, United States, of America
For SP4/E-4, Lyle Aston and all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want to say thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that you have, not been forgotten and always will hold a special place, in my heart! It would have been nice, to have known you, as a person and I greatly, appreciate your service! I just wish, you did not have to pay, so, high a price! You forever will, be a hero, in my eyes!
Friday, July 05, 2002
John Harness
High School Friend
Rd # 4 Box 322 A
Cameron, W V 26033 USA
A Friend Lost But Never Forgoten
I went to High School with Lyle and was very proud to know him, he was always smiling and and happy to be with his friends. I myself was in Vietnam in 1970-1970 , but did not know about Lyle"s passing on untill I returned home. I think of him often,and wonder what he would be doing now,If only he had made it back. I go to the Wall almost every year to say Hi again old friend. He may be gone ,but he will never be forgoten
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Lyle Glenn Aston
Grandpa Lyle, if only i ever had the chance to meet you. I know you were a great person and a wonderful soldier. My family is very honored to have such a hero as you. When i was three years old my mom (your daughter) and my dad and my sister and brother moved to live on the farm that you where raised on with pappy cy, grandma eva,aunt susie, and uncle van. As you may know grandma has passed and so has aunt susie. I bet you are all smiling down on me every second! I wish everyday that i could just have one minute with you. To hold you in a big hug that i never had the chance to give you. But i do promise you this grandpa, one day ill see you in the clouds when they open the gates, and ill give you the biggest hug you've ever gotten. I love you so much grandpa. I hope i have done you proud, because i know i am so very proud of you. Thank you for serving our country, but most of all, thank you for loving your unborn grandchild. I know your watching over me.
Posted by: Paige Atkinson
Relationship: GRANDAUGHTER
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
We Remember
Lyle is buried at Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetey in Glen Easton,WV. BSM/OLC PH
Posted by: Robert Sage
Friday, April 30, 2010
Operation Embrace/Looking for Relatives
Lyle was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: or through our website:
Posted by: Joe Willey
Relationship: Blackhorse Trooper
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
A proud father of a little girl
Lyle: I was on the tank with you that day in March in Viet Nam. I am very sorry you died from the RPG direct hit to your drivers compartment. I miss you and think of you every day. I remember you always showing off the picture of your less than one (1) year old daughter. You were a proud father and a good friend. I hope the Army helped your family out. If I could have, i would have traded places with you. I am sorry you died, you never hurt no one and I know that you are in a better life in heaven. Tank Commander-Sgt. Roy R. Anklam
Posted by: Roy R. Anklam
Relationship: Tank Crew member/ friend
Saturday, May 6, 2000

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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Jun 23, 2015
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