Dillard Ray Layne
Unit A Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, USARV
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.