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PFC Wayne Roger "Gunny" Hoyle
Birth: Jul. 18, 1946
Shelby
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1969
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

US Marine PFC Wayne Roger Hoyle, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Shelby, NC.

US Marine Private First Class Wayne Roger Hoyle was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, PFC Hoyle served our country until January 31st, 1969 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that Wayne died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. Wayne was born on July 18th, 1946 in Shelby, North Carolina. PFC Hoyle is on panel 33W, line 026 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

He was a 1965 Graduate of Shelby High School, Shelby, NC.

I learned of your death just days before I left for my tour there with the 1st Marines. We were close friends. To a dear childhood friend, I still think about you and our good times together. I made it back. I'm sorry you didn't. Rest in peace my friend. Old Buddy I'm still thinking of you. We grew up as best friends. You went your way and I went mine. We both went to VietNam but only I returned. There's not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Rest in peace dear friend. Your job is done. Dennis Morgan, dmorgan@shelby.net

You were a good troop and a great human being. I was Wayne's fire team leader. You were a fine Marine, and I am proud to have known you for you were a good person. I talked to your mother about ten years ago over the phone. I hope it helped her. Semper Fi! Wayne(Gunney)Hoyle. I gave you that nickname and there were some good times I will never forget. Dan O`Grady, 1434 Orator Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15204-1158, dogrady5@aol.com.

I remember the day you died Wayne. When we came out of that NVA ville, Cpl Garland and other Marines tried to reach you and we eventually got you and the other KIA's back. I remember us talking all the time, and how we nicknamed you Gunny cause you really did look like and old salt Gunny. I traded my ham and lima beans for your pound cake, you loved them. The next day after the firefight I remember hearing the song Scarbourough Fair and I couldnt remember if you liked that song, I think you did. I sat and cried for you and the 4 others killed that day, and just want you to know I miss you and all my brothers from C Co 1/3. You will never be forgotten and live forever in my heart. See you at the gates that you are guarding someday and rest in peace. Semper Fi Jack Charlie Company, 1/3, John O'Brien, 2205 NE 2nd Street Apt 6, Ocala, FL 34470, Seasoldier_USMC@msn.com.

He was the Son of Mrs Leola D Hoyle, 214 East Suttles Street, Shelby, NC.

He served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF.

He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device for Valor in Action, 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.



 
 
Burial:
Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery
Casar
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 23, 2007
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- Robin Johnson
 Added: Feb. 2, 2013
Job well done and we are all so proud of you. I am proud that You are from my neck of the woods.Thank you for your Service and Sacrifices you endured while active.Guard the Pearly Gates . Gunny.Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
- Anita Canipe Taylor
 Added: Apr. 10, 2012
From a Sister of a Marine KIA in Vietnam, PFC: William L Young Jr...Thank You for your Service to Our Country, Gunny!
- Judy Green
 Added: Mar. 3, 2011
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