Memorial


Thomas Woolridge

  • B Battery, 3/82 Arty, 196th LIB
  • February 10, 1948 to July 17, 1968
  • Explosive device ground casualty

Richard "Richie" Michaels

  • HHC 3-21 IN 1968 - 1969
  • December 8, 1948 to March 22, 2007

Earnest L . Hendrix

  • 196th LIB 3/82 (SGT E-5)
  • KIA 07.30.67 small arms fire

Keith Campbell

  • 82nd Abn Div, 11th Special Forces, 173rd Abn Div
  • HDQ 1/503, A Co
  • KIA 02.08.67, Bien Hoa Province

Robert Michael Smith

  • A Co Attached to E Co Mortars, RTO, Scout
  • January 31, 1946 to March, 2008

Sgt. Richard J. Senske

  • 3rd Platoon B 3-21 Infantry
  • Silver Star for gallantry
  • Dates of service Feb 1968 to Feb 1970
  • Senior member of the Executive Council Gimlet Association 21st Inf
  • January 4, 1948 to June 14, 2009

2LT Edward Leon Harris

  • 196th LIB 3/82 A Battery, field artillery commander
  • Date of birth February 6, 1943
  • KIA April 12, 1968, hostile ground casualty, died of wounds, Quang Nam Province
  • KIA while serving as a Forward Observer
  • Field Artillery OCS Class 1967-14, Fort Sill, Oklahoma (Field Artillery OCS Vietnam War Memorial)

1LT Bromley H German

  • Tour began on September 13, 1967
  • Born July 31, 1944
  • KIA January 6, 1968, hostile ground casualty
  • Received DSC (posthumous) for his service as an FO for C 2/1

I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was. Maya Lin

American artist and architect who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art. Her best-known work is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.