DOYLE, REX WAYNE
Rank / Branch:
SP4, E-4, U. S. ARMY
Date of Birth:
ACCIDENTAL SELF DEST
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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
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