Dillard Ray Layne

Unit A Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 9 March 1968
Casualty Date 3 July 1968
Age at Loss 22 based on date declared dead
Location Hau Nghia Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died of wounds
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Multiple fragmentation wounds

Vietnam Wall Panel 53W Line 002

Birth Nov. 7, 1945,  Whitwell, Marion County, Tennessee, USA
Death Jul. 3, 1968, Hua Nghia, Vietnam

PFC Dillard Ray Lane, Vietnam Veteran, native of Whitwell, Tenessee.

Private First Class Dillard Ray Layne was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Layne served our country until July 3rd, 1968 in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that Dillard died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. Dillard was born on November 7th, 1945 in Whitwell, Tennessee. PFC Layne is on panel 53W, line 002 of the viet Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, Currahees, 101st Airborne Division, Screaming Eagles, USARV.

Griffith Creek Cemetery, Whitwell, Marion County, Tennessee

Photo courtesy: Tom Reese and Kristen H.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 November 1945
  • Date of death: 3 July 1968
  • County: Marion
  • Hometown: Whitwell
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Griffith Creek Cemetery, Whitwell, Marion County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Bottom Panel
  • Sponsored by: James A. Layne

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