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Charles H. Ayres


Charles Haskell Ayres (May 12, 1945 - Jan. 22, 1969) was from Midway, TN. First Lieutenant Ayres distinguished himself with heroic actions on 17 January 1969, while serving with Troop A, 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam. While on a combat operation, Troop A came under murderous enemy fire from well concealed bunkers. Seeing a friendly vehicle disabled by enemy fire, Lieutenant Ayers, with complete disregard for his own safety, exposed himself to the intense fire as he dismounted his vehicle to help evacuate the wounded. His valorous actions contributed immeasurably to the success of the mission.

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  • Rank:1st Lieutenant
  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown: Midway