|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1931|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 1968, Vietnam|
SFC Co C 60 Inf 9 Inf Div MO Vietnam PH
Home of Record: Kahoka, MO
Date of birth: 02/06/1931
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E7
Rank: Sergeant First Class
ID No: 55252532
MOS: 11B40: Infantryman
Length Service: 14
Unit: C CO, 5TH BN, 60TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV
Start Tour: 12/10/1967
Incident Date: 01/17/1968
Casualty Date: 01/17/1968
Age at Loss: 36
Location: Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds
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Sgt. Herley Ayer, Jr., 36, former rural Mount Sterling, Ia. resident, was killed in action in Vietnam, January 17th, according to word received by his brother, Leland Ayer of Mount Sterling.
Sergeant Ayer, a career Army man, was serving as a member of a tank crew when he was killed. Army authorities said his body would arrive at the Shaffer Funeral Home in Kahoka, Mo., in a week to ten days.
Two brothers, Sgt. Harold Ayer and Pvt. Robert Ayer were killed with[in] a week's time during World War II.
Leland Ayer lives on the family farm, south of Mount Sterling where Sergeant Ayer was reared. He attended school in Clark County, Mo.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera Ayer, who lives in South Carolina; a son Herley Ayer III and daughter Shelia Ayer of Kahoka; his mother, Mrs. Lena Ayer of Kahoka; four brothers, Leland of Mount Sterling, Clifford and Alvin of Kahoka, Sgt. Carroll Ayer of Fort Lewis, Wash.; four sisters, Mrs. Maxine Strickler and Mrs. Marie Nichols of Kahoka, Mrs. Madeline Bertelli of Iowa City and Mrs. Marjorie Laws of Stronghurst, Ill.
Sergeant Ayer would have been 37 on February 6th.
Funeral services were held at Kahoka, Sunday afternoon, January 28, 1968.
Interment was in the Arni Memorial Cemetery beside his two brothers who were killed with[in] a week's time in World War II.
Sgt. Ayer was a cousin of Jess, Glen, Emmet and Floy Ayer, Mrs. Harold Schupbach, Mrs. Ivalee Beach, Willibee and Earl Andrews.
Herley P. Ayer (1886 - 1963)
Lena M. Ayer (1892 - 1982)
Clifford Dale Ayer (1915 - 1993)*
Madeline E. Ayer Bertelli (1919 - 2000)*
Robert W. Ayer (1923 - 1945)*
Alvin Eugene Ayer (1925 - 2012)*
Gilbert Harold Ayer (1926 - 1945)*
Herley Ayer (1931 - 1968)
Arni Memorial Cemetery
Created by: NE MO
Record added: Jan 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46517382