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First Name: William

Last Name: Ayers

Birthplace: Toccoa, GA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Herschel

Date of Birth: 29 February 1948

Date of Death: 05 June 1969

Rank: Specialist 4

Years Served:
William Herschel Ayers

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


William Herschel Ayers
Specialist Four, U.S. Army

William Herschel Ayers was born on 29 February 1948 in Toccoa, GA.

On 5 June 1969, SP4 William H. Ayers was serving with 2nd Platoon, D Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in Quang Tin, South Vietnam.

SP4 Ayers was killed in action that day when he sustained wounds from an explosive device.

Badge and Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name William H Ayers is inscribed on Panel 23W Line 69 on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Death and Burial

Specialist Four William Herschel Ayers died on 5 June 1969 in Quang Tin, South Vietnam. He is buried in Stephens Memorial Gardens, Toccoa, Stephens County, GA.

Honoree ID: 3397   Created by: MHOH




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