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Maj Gerald Francis Ayres

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Maj Gerald Francis Ayres

Birth
New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 18 Jun 1972 (aged 35)
Huế, Thừa Thiên-Huế, Laos
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 91296456 View Source
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Gerald was living in New Castle, DE when he entered the service and was a member of the 16th Special Operations Squadron, Ubon, Thailand.

On June 18, 1972, he was a crew member of a Spectre Attack Aircraft Gunship II (AC-130C) on a mission near the A Shau Valley, South Vietnam. During the mission the aircraft was hit by a surface to air missile and crashed near the border of Laos.

His remains were recovered on October 5, 1993 and identified on October 12, 1994.

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

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