Wheeler D. Brooks, K/75 Ranger, Americal, KIA June 20, 1971

Wheeler David Brooks

Date of Birth March 6, 1948

Date of Death June 20, 1971


SSGT – E6 – Army – Regular

His tour began on Aug 13, 1970
Casualty was on Jun 20, 1971
Body was recovered

Panel 03W – Line 83

Rick  Crawford
NCO School, Ft. Benning, GA
138 SW Greenwood Topeka KS 66606
Wheeler and I trained together in NCO school in Ft. Benning GA. He graduated first in the class, I graduated 2nd. He was always alert, always focused on the mission. We were sent to different units in Viet Nam. I remember how shocked and saddened I was to read his obit in the Stars and Stripes shortly before we both were due to go home. He was the best and brightest. I’ll always remember your sacrifice.
Mar 8, 2011

Janet  Moley-Hatie
I am in the Viet Nam age group and remember all about it. It never really leaves any of us. Watching so many being returned in their caskets I lost my (Navy) cousin who was an 8 yr vet in 1967 in Nam. It never memorys never leaves the family & friends. You did not want to die but gave everything you had for yourself and you friends with you. Bless you for you will stay young as be grow older until we join you.
Mar 6, 2010

manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Jun 20, 2007

Levite Ouellette
2345, St John Rd., St John, Plt., ME., 04743, USA
To me, the greatest hero, of the Viet Nam, War.
Oct 13, 2006

Levite Ouellette
Was with Ssgt., Brooks, a great person, to have known.
RR., # Box, 531
Fort Kent, ME., 04743, USA
Friday, October 22, 1999

Sara Wonderlich
He was my dad’s cousin
I never knew him, but I have heard many stories about him. He was a great man. If you know anything about him, please email me and tell me.
Saturday, June 02, 2001

Larry DeWitt
Fellow grunt and friend.
4620, 66th, Street, Des Moines, Ia., 50322, USA
Wheeler and I were, in training together, at Ft. Polk, in 1969. After discovering, we were both from Iowa, we had many conversations, with each other, about our lives, back home and what the future might hold, for us. Both of us, turned down offers, to go to OCS., but Wheeler, elected to go to NCO., school, while I did not. We were separated, after our training was completed, at Ft. Polk. It was only, after I returned home from Vietnam, fourteen, months later, that I found out, my friend had been killed, in action. Wheeler Brooks, can not be, replaced and losing his life, in Vietnam was, a tragic loss, for this entire country. There is no doubt, in my mind, that Wheeler would have done, many great things, with his life, had he survived. Now, he is not, only my friend, he is my hero.
Monday, December 01, 2003

Levite Ouellette
My squad leader, in Viet Nam.
2345, St John Rd.,
St John Plt., ME., 04743, USA
Monday, April 12, 2004

Kimberly Kimmel-Ober
Encinitas, California, United States, of America
For SSGT/E-6, Wheeler Brooks and all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want to say thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that you have, not been forgotten and always will hold a special place, in my heart! It would have been nice, to have known you, as a person and I greatly, appreciate your service! I just wish, you did not have to pay, so, high a price! You forever will, be a hero, in my eyes!
Thursday, March 14, 2002

kevin obrien
fellow soldier
23, oak street, Greenwood Lake, ny., 10925, USA
friend, in arms
i served, with ssgt., brooks, for seven, months, in an khe & chu lai. he was, a special friend & a very dedicated, human being. his life, was cut short, but he lives on, in my memory. sgt., kevin j obrien.
Friday, April 12, 2002

Information provided by Kevin O’Brien 5/28/2016.  Kevin states: “I served as assistant team leader for Wheeler in K Company. We went to Americal/25th Infantry in Chu Lai.  He was killed after I went home”