Name: Darrell Eugene Ayers
Rank/Branch: United States Marine Corps/E6
Date of Birth: 04 Apil 1937
Home City of Record: Alderwood Manor WA
Date of Loss: 19 March 1970
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 155407 North 1074918 East
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1574

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.  2020


CACCF reports that Darrell Ayers died of gunshot or small arms fire in
Quang Nam Province. He was a ten year veteran of the Marine Corps.

No further information available at this time.



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Staff Sergeant Darrell Eugene Ayers entered the U.S. Marine Corps from Washington and was a member of the 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Marine Division. On March 19, 1970, he was leading a reconnaissance patrol in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, when his unit encountered an enemy force of unknown size. During the ensuing firefight, SSgt Ayers was hit numerous times in the chest and head, and the patrol was forced to withdraw under fire before they could determine if SSgt Ayers was still alive. On April 9, a search team was inserted near (GC) ZC 021 600 but was unable to locate SSgt Ayers, and subsequent attempts to locate him were unsuccessful. He remains unaccounted for. Today, Staff Sergeant Ayers is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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