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  • Date of Birth:8/19/1949
  • Date of Casualty:9/12/1968
  • Home of Record:WILLIAMSTOWN
  • County of Record:GRANT COUNTY
  • State:KY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:44W, 42
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG


  • Date of Birth:8/18/1946
  • Date of Casualty:9/12/1968
  • Home of Record:NEWARK
  • County of Record:ALAMEDA COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP5
  • Panel/Row:44W, 43
  • Casualty Province:GIA DINH


is honored on Panel 44W, Row 42 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/14/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Samuel Gilmore Umstot Jr, 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
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    Posted on 11/10/11
    (Photo Credit: Gary McJimsey) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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    Posted on 11/10/11
    (Photo Credit: his daughter Elizabeth) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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    Posted on 11/10/11
    (Photo Credit: his daughter Elizabeth) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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    Posted on 11/10/11
    (Photo Credit: Steve Brinkmeier) Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Samuel Gilmore UMSTOT, JR, USA...who died for our country!!

    Posted on 10/1/11 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchnace, may therein comfort you.
  • Remembered 2011

    Posted on 9/12/11 - by Gary McJimsey
    43 years ago I meet CPT Samuel Umstot on July 15, 1968 in Quan Loi, RVN, the base for the 1st Battalion 28th Infantry Regiment 1st Infantry Division. I was a Clinical Specialist with the Battalion and came into Quan Loi from the field for 1-2 days for personnel paperwork. I went out on a MEDCAP Operation for the Battalion from Quan Loi to a Montagnard village near the Cambodia board. CPT Umstot and I meet at the air strip in the early morning hours for our departure to the village; we flew in the same helicopter going and returning for the MEDCAP. We shared our thoughts about the VN war, our families, what we did, where we went to school and what we planned for the future. CPT Umstot was a friendly Officer and liked by almost everyone who he meet. His loss to the war was a shock to me when I was informed about it several weeks later. I took the photo that appears on his profile Photo In Uniform which was taken on July 15, 1968 while flying back to Quan Loi from the MEDCAP Operation. He has not been forgotten by me and many others who knew him at that time. Attached photo provided by Steven Brienkmeier, a Medic with Recon 1st 28th 1st Inf Division, 1968.
  • Served with CPT Sam Umstot, Jr. in Vietnam 1968

    Posted on 8/7/10 - by Gary McJimsey
    CPT Samuel Gilmore Umstot, Jr., KIA, Sept 12, 1968, while helping a platoon medic attend to a fellow wounded soldier of Mike Squad, C Company while on a combat patrol.  Photograph of CPT Samuel Umstot, Jr., while flying back to Quan Loi after conducting a MEDCAP operation to the Montagnard people in their village near the border of Cambodia on July 15, 1968.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/26/05 - by Robert Sage
    Samuel is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
  • Namesake

    Posted on 4/8/00 - by Libby
    Daddy, we were at the wall last week. Little Samantha traced the letters of your name with her finger and spelled the name "just like hers." It was such a sight! She's too young to understand right now, but one day she will.
  • My Father

    Posted on 3/21/00 - by Libby
    My father was career military, though it was short lived. He loved what he did and always put forth his best effort. He volunteered for his tour, leaving behind a wife and two small children...but felt compelled to serve his country in any way he could. During his service as a physician's assistant in the "Big Red One" I am certain he touched many lives. Not only those of his fellow service men, but also of many civilian children and villagers in Vietnam, as I have letters and photos which attest to this fact. Momentos which now are among the few I have of the father I never truly got to know, but carry with the greatest of pride in my heart. He gave all for his country and with that I lost the opportunity to know the father who gave me life. I could not see his face in the crowd when I graduated high school or recieved my college diploma. He was not there to walk me down the aisle or relish the moment that his first born grandchild came into this world, but he is not forgotten. He will live on in the lives of his grandchildren as I teach them all I can of a man I bearly knew. Do not forget our veterans, regardless of your views on war. Look beyond the names on this wall and invision the individuals just like you and I. Through them hundreds, if not thousands of lives have been touched and changed forever. "I love you daddy, God willing, we will meet again and have eternity to catch up."

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit