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On This Day January 8, 1969

Alan Clark Gilles was born September 13, 1946 and attended St. Charles High School in St. Charles Missouri.  He would later move to California. Alan married Nancy L. Hall 2-18-1966.  Alan was a First Lieutenant, helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.  He served in the 1st Aviation Brigade, 170th Aviation Company.  Alan died through hostile action, an air crash on land in South Vietnam, Quang Tri province on January 8th 1969. 

Alan is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. His name is inscribed on Panel 35w, Line 54. Alan Clark Gilles is buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, in Newhall, California.    

Alan is honored and remembered at the St. Charles County Veterans Museum on the Wall of Honor.   


Please contact the St. Charles County Veterans Museum Oral History project at or call 636-294-2657 for more information and lets’ talk. We want to hear from you because we know…Every Veteran has a story.


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