Manley Eugene Siler, JrLance Corporal
HML-367, MAG-36, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
20 November 1948 - 10 October 1969
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The database page for Manley Eugene Siler, Jr
Gene was from Odessa, Texas, an oilfield city in West Texas near the New Mexico State Line. He attended Permian High School, and is listed with the Class of 1967. He is remembered by his community and on the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at Midland International Airport, Midland, Texas.
From a a hometown representative,
21 Nov 2005
Gene's brother and sister-in law, Richard and Carolyn Siler of Odessa, provided the pictures for this tribute. They still live in Odessa and operate a water store. Gene's parents are deceased and rest next to him in Tennessee.
From a PBVVM representative,
A Note from The Virtual Wall10 Oct 1969 two UH-1E gunships from HML-367 were tasked with a fire mission against enemy positions near Con Thien. The number two Huey, UH-1E BuNo 152438, was heavily hit in the tail boom/tail rotor area and crashed. Three crewmen were killed in the crash; the fourth, pilot Edward Bauernfeind, was severely injured but was rescued by a nearby Army unit. The three dead were
Lance Corporal Siler is buried in the Maple Springs Cemetery, Madison County, Jackson, Tennesse.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009