MIDLAND SERVICEMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN VIETNAM        THE THORNY TRAIL,1974

Irby Dyer III, Corkey), son of Irby Lloyd and Jonnie Bellomy Dyer. B. 2 Je 1943, Nolan Co., Tx., d. 2 Dec 1966. Green Berets. Wife Bonnie Little and dau. Debra Denise. Attended Midland High and Schriener Inst., Kerrville.

James Bryan Elder, Jr., son of Dorothy Gifford and James B. Elder, Sr., b. 28 Jly 1946, Midland Tx., d. 27 Dec 1966. Attended MHS and Boulder, Colo. schools. Buried Denver, Co.

Philip Dexter Gardner, son of Martha and G.O. Gardner, b. 1 My 1948 1 San Angelo, Tx., d. 6
June, 1969. Grad of MHS; Cp1 Co D 6 Inf. Americal Div. Vietnan BSM-PH.

Bruce Hall, son of Henny Clay and Edith South Hall, b. 16 May, 1948, in N.M. d. 27 Dec 1960?. Attended MHS. SP4 Co A 503 Inf 173 ABV BDE VIETNAN PH

Jesse Loira Hernanesz, son of Baudelio M. Fernandez, b. 7 Jly 1952, Chihauhau, Mex., d. 6 Oct 1972, attended MHS. Sgt. U.S.Army. d. in Germany.

Bryon Glynn Holley, son of Elizabeth and Perry B. Holley, b. 27 May 1949, San Jose, Ca., do 25 Dec 1969. grad of MHS 1968.

Paulina (Paul) Lopez, son of Cruz Guterrez and Simon Q. Lopez, b. 22 Je 1944, d. ______ attended MHS and Dallas schools.

Cecil Curtis McKinney, son of Willie Lou and Cecil C. McKinney, b. 26 Sept 1946, Canadian, Okla.; d. 5 Oct 1968; SP5, HHC, 327 Inf 101 ABN Div Vietnam, BSM-PH. Grad. LHS 1965.

Raymond A. Niedecken, son of Ruth Maxine and Alvis Overton Niedecken, b. 12 Aug 1947, Midland, Tx, d. 22 Dec 1968. Attended MHS. 1st Platoon, 195 Div B, Marines.

Raul (Rudy) Lerma Segovia, son of Celia Lerma and Ramon Lujan Segovia, b. 30 Mar 1948, Midland, Tx, d. 1 Feb 1969. Grad MHS 66; SP4 Co B 3 Bn 8 Inf 4 Inf Div, Vietnam

William Robert Stall, son of Virginia Bell and Trovacc Lafette Stall, b. 14 Feb 1947, Midland, Tx, d. 18 Jan 68. Grad MHS 65; M. Ann Yeager 1 Nov 67 at Camp Pendleton., Ca.

George William Tom, son of Lora Bell and Leo Glen Tom, b. 2 Jan 1947, Stanton, Tx, d._____; Grad MHS 65

Gary Eugene Watson, son of Doris and Willard Watson, b. 18 Mar 1944, Altus, Jackson Co., Ok, d.____         68. AP4. Co D, 35 Inf 4 Inf Div Vietnam PH., Grad. LHS 1962.

Capt. Robert John Zonne, Jr., son of Louisa Shankland and Robert J. Zonne, b. 28 My 1942, Los Angeles, Ca. do 17 May 70. Bur, West Point, NY, Grad MHS 60. Grad West Point 65. Second tour of duty in Viet Nam.
Iiaison officer, 25 Div. Helecopter downed in Saigon River. M. Pat McDougal.

Contributed by Francis Templeton Walker

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