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G. V. Airey Dies In Viet Combat

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G. V. Airey Dies In Viet Combat
Spec. 4 George V. Airey Jr., the son of the president of G. V. Airey Building Co., has died from wounds received during a combat operation in Vietnam.
The 23-year-old soldier was killed last Thursday "while engaging hostile forces in firefight,” according to a telegram which arrived today from the Secretary of the Army. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George V. Airey Sr., of 901 Avon, were notified yesterday by M/Sgt. Tillman A. Taylor of the University's department of military science.
Born July 21, 1944, he was a 1962 graduate of Ann Arbor High school. He attended courses in building and construction for two years at Lansing Community College in preparation to follow in his father's business.
Upon enlisting in the Army in 1966, he received training at Ft. Carson, Colo., as a scout and a grenade launcher with the First Cavalry Division. He has been with the Division in Vietnam since Nov. 25.
In addition to his parents, Airey is survived by two sisters, Dawn, a student at Michigan State University, and Aleyn, at home; and several aunts and uncles.
Airey is the 49th area serviceman to be killed in Vietnam, and the eighth this year.