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is honored on Panel 52W, Line 14 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • The Lexington Herald - July 16, 1968

    Posted on 7/22/15 - by Jim McIlhenney
    A Lexington youth who had been in Vietnam a month died July 11 of wounds received in combat.
    Marine Pfc. Edwin Zeke Floyd 18, son of Mr. and Mrs, Harry B. Floyd was fatally wounded while serving in the Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam.
    Pfc. Floyd had served actively in the Boys Scouts before joining the Marines. He was an Explorer and had received the God and Country Award and the Order of the Hour (Arrow) Award.
    A native of Richmond, he attended Lafayette High School and was a member of the Gardenside Baptist Church.
    Besides his parents, survivors include a sister, Miss Wanda Kay Floyd, Lexington, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Brown, Neon.
    As a gesture of grief at the youth's death, the flag at the Municipal Building will be flown at half-mast until Wednesday, Mayor Charles Wylie announced yesterday.
    Mayor Wylie also expressed the city's sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd.
    The body will be brought to W.R. Milward Mortuary- Southland.
  • Semper Fidelis

    Posted on 7/11/15 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
    Semper Fidelis, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Edwin Zeke Floyd, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/7/10 - by Robert Sage
    Edwin is buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington,KY.

    Posted on 5/11/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....

    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell

    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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The Wall of Faces

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