Edward Wallace Crilly

The Vietnam War


Edward Wallace Crilly

Son of Wilbur Franklin and Leota Claycomb Crilly

Wilbur Franklin Crilly son of John Andrew and Carrie Iora Exline Crilly

Carrie Iora Exline daughter of Adam Alexander and Ruth Emma Davis Exline

Adam Alexander Exline son of John and Mary Hester Lundy Exline

John Exline son of John Sr. and Mary Foster Exline

John Exline Sr. son of Adam Henry and Mary Anna Prior Exline

Adam Henry Exline son of Georg Christoff and Catherine Waltman Oechslen


Born: 12 Jan 1943


United States Army

Enlisted: 6 March 1967

Basic Training: Fort Dix, New Jersey

Language School: The Defense Language Institute,

Foreign Language Center

United States Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey

Monterey, California

Further training: Traffic Analysis School

Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Service: Fort Clayton in Balboa, Panama (the former Panama Canal Zone

which later became part of the Republic of Panama)

Udorn, Thailand, headquarters of the Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base

Phu Bai, Republic of Viet Nam

Rank: Specialist 5

Honorable Discharge: 9 October 1970

Additional information:


“Fort Dix expanded rapidly during the Vietnam war. A mock Vietnam village was constructed and Soldiers received Vietnam specific training before going overseas.”

Source: U.S. Army Support Activity, Fort Dix, Home of the Ultimate Weapon*

*Note: The Ultimate Weapon is a statue depicting the infantryman and a noted symbol of excellence at Fort Dix.

Courtesy of Joan Crilly Stoner

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