Earnest Wilson

Earnest Wilson

Vietnam War · US Army · Sergeant
Vietnam War (1955 - 1975)

52nd Infantry

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Conflict Period

Vietnam War

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Service Start Date

13 Jan 1968

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D Co

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1st Bn

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Served For

United States of America

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Years Served


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Major Command

198th LIB

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Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)

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Stories about Earnest Wilson

    Dave Turley
    I was a member of his squad
    311 Greengage Circle
    East Amherst, NY 14051 USA
    Ernie was my squad leader and I was proud to have served under him. He gave me a tough time for being a West Virginia hillbilly and I called him an Ohio farmer.but we were friends every second we were together. He was a fair, good man with a smile as big as all outdoors! I was the first one to him on that horrible night.I tried my best but I couldn't save him. He was a true American hero in every since of the word! I will think of him the rest of my days and I will always see that my smile. God bless you Ernie.
    Sunday, March 24, 2002

    An American hero
    Posted for: EARNEST WILSON:

    Taken from the website www.Cincinatti.com, 10 Nov 2008, Cliff Radel

    "On March 15, 1968, a land mine exploded in the midst of soldiers on a search-and-destroy mission in a Vietnamese jungle. The blast killed Army Sgt. Earnest Wilson. On that Ides of March, Wilson was just 38 days shy of his 21st birthday."

    Posted by: Arnold M. Huskins
    Friday, November 14, 2008

    lonnie gibson
    family friend
    406 carrion br. rd.
    whitesburg, ky 41858 USA
    family tears
    i was 11 when he died and i had brothers older that was his age and he was like a brother to all of us. and i can still recall the tears that was cried by all of my older brothers. and most by my dad and mother when we got the news of his death. i have no contact withthe rest of his family today but i wish ernest god speed on this day. and i am now a soldier myself and so i know the loss all to well. so to ernest and his whole family i wish god speed. lonnie lee gibson sfc us army
    Friday, March 15, 2002

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