DOYLE, REX WAYNE  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
DOYLE, REX WAYNE


Rank / Branch:
SP4, E-4, U. S. ARMY


Unit:
5TH SPECIAL FORCES


Date of Birth:
1948-03-20


Date of Loss:
1968-05-17


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
KIEN HOA


Status:
ACCIDENTAL SELF DEST


Category:
BODY RETURNED


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
SINGLE

 

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Veteran Hagiography

REX WAYNE DOYLE, SPECIALIST FOUR, U.S. ARMY, SAN ANGELO, TOM GREEN COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Air Medal, Army Commendation's Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal

BIOGRAPHY

Rex was born in San Angelo to Edith Diane Owens and Vernon Rex Doyle.  He had an older half sister, Sandra Lynn Cannada  from his mother's previous marriage.  He attended San Angelo Schools and was a 1966 graduate of San Angelo Central High School.


San Angelo Central High School, Class of 1966


Upon graduation, he entered the Army and completed basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas and AIT at Fort Lee, Virginia and at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was trained as a parachute rigger.

He began his tour in Vietnam on December 5, 1966. He completed one tour and had extended. He was assigned to Company D, 5th Special Forces and worked in a support capacity. Much of his work in Vietnam was loading and rigging loads for 5th Special Forces operations. He also worked as a cargo master with Air Force aircraft. He flew many missions. During his second tour, he was accidentally shot to death with a 45 during a scuffle with another soldier on May 17, 1968. He was a few weeks from completing his tour.  There were no charges filed against the other soldier. 

He was buried with full military honors at the Lawnhaven Memorial Garden's Cemetery in his home town of San Angelo.  He was survived by his parents and his older sister.   His parents are deceased, his father died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident a year after Rex's death, June 15, 1969.  His mother passed away in 1997 and both are buried next to Rex. 



Lawnhaven Cemetery, San Angelo, Texas

Military Headstone

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