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LLOYD LYNN BUZZARD

LLOYD LYNN
BUZZARD
  • Wall Name:LLOYD L BUZZARD
  • Date of Birth:12/22/1947
  • Date of Casualty:6/19/1969
  • Home of Record:SPEARMAN
  • County of Record:HANSFORD COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:22W, 85
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH

LUTHER MALCOLM CHAPPEL

  • Wall Name:LUTHER M CHAPPEL
  • Date of Birth:1/1/1935
  • Date of Casualty:6/19/1969
  • Home of Record:BEDFORD
  • County of Record:TRIMBLE COUNTY
  • State:KY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:FSGT
  • Panel/Row:22W, 86
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

GARY WILLIAM CARLSON


is honored on Panel 22W, Row 85 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear American Hero,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

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

    Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)

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  • Photo

    Posted on 12/28/12

    (Photo Credit: David Olsen)



    Rest in peace with the warriors.

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  • Distinguished Service Cross Citation

    Posted on 6/19/12 - by A Vietnam Vet.

    Distinguished Service Cross



    Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War



    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Captain (Armor) Gary William Carlson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Troop C, 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division. Captain Carlson distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 19 June 1969 as troop commander during a reconnaissance-in-force operation. When the troop came under fire from a well-concealed enemy force, he immediately led his men in an assault on the hostile fortifications. Realizing that the crossfire was impeding the movement of his troop, he single-handedly assaulted and destroyed the most strategic hostile position. He then directed his fire against another enemy position, silencing it with hand grenades and rifle fire. Spotting a wounded comrade lying exposed to the enemy barrage, Captain Carlson braved the fusillade to move the man to safety. He then returned to the center of conflict to evacuate another casualty. As he returned to his vehicle, he was knocked to the ground by a rocket-propelled grenade which rendered his command vehicle inoperative. Braving a hail of fire to reach another vehicle, he resumed control of his troop. It was while he was directing this assault on the enemy that he was mortally wounded by enemy fire. Captain Carlson's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.



    General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 3274 (August 23, 1969)



    Action Date: June 19, 1969



    Service: Army



    Rank: Captain



    Company: Troop C, 3d Squadron



    Regiment: 4th Cavalry Regiment



    Division: 25th Infantry Division

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  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Gary William CARLSON, USA...who made the ultimate sacrifice

    Posted on 2/21/12 - 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, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/1/11 - by
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • Rest in Peace

    Posted on 7/1/11 - by David Olsen doolsen@msn.com
    Rest in peace fellow calvary trooper you are not forgotten
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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICER, A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 10/3/05 - by CLAY MARSTON CMARSTON@INTERLOG.COM

    CAPTAIN

    GARY WILLIAM CARLSON


    WAS A DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE OF THE

    UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

    AT WEST POINT, NEW YORK

    IN THE CLASS OF 1967


    WHO MET HIS UNTIMELY DEATH

    AT THE YOUNG AGE OF JUST 23

    ON 19 JUNE 1969


    while serving with


    TROOP C

    3rd SQUADRON

    4th CAVALRY REGIMENT

    25th INFANTRY DIVISION


    " TROPIC LIGHTNING "


    and was a recipient of the following

    military decorations and service medals


    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

    SILVER STAR

    BRONZE STAR with ' V ' for VALOR device

    PURPLE HEART

    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL





    ~~~ DUTY ~~~ HONOR ~~~ COUNTRY ~~~



    ~~~ THE LONG GRAY LINE ~~~





    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

    Headquarters, United States Army Vietnam

    APO San Francisco 96375

    23 August 1969

    GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 3274

    AWARD OF THE

    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

    1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

    CARLSON, GARY WILLIAM

    CAPTAIN ARMOR

    United States Army

    Troop C
    3d Squadron
    4th Cavalry
    25th Infantry Division

    Awarded: Distinguished Service Cross

    Date action: 19 June 1969

    Theater: Republic of Vietnam

    For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: Captain Carlson distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 19 June 1969 as troop commander during a reconnaissance-in-force operation. When the troop came under fire from a well-concealed enemy force, he immediately led his men in an assault on the hostile fortifications. Realizing that the crossfire was impeding the movement of his troop, he single-handedly assaulted and destroyed the most strategic hostile position. He then directed his fire against another enemy position, silencing it with hand grenades and rifle fire. Spotting a wounded comrade lying exposed to the enemy barrage, Captain Carlson braved the fusillade to move the man to safety. He then returned to the center of conflict to evacuate another casualty. As he returned to his vehicle, he was knocked to the ground by a rocket-propelled grenade which rendered his command vehicle inoperative. Braving a hail of fire to reach another vehicle, he resumed control of his troop. It was while he was directing this assault on the enemy that he was mortally wounded by enemy fire. Captain Carlson's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

    Authority: By direction of the President under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved 25 July 1963.



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    27088 - 21 JULY 1999



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  • Fellow Veteran Saluting Another Veteran

    Posted on 2/28/05 - by Edward Cardon
    I did not know Capt Carlson but I was with the 25th Infantry Division and spent some time in Tay Ninh and remember how treacherous the area was. May he find the peace of the Lord.
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  • Fine young Officer

    Posted on 4/8/01 - by jack Noble
    It's been a long time, but i don't forget the example you set, and the down to earth times we had, while you were still with B Troop as a plt leader and xo. we had some good times in the cu chi base camp, gone but not forgotten.
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  • 30 Year Anniversary

    Posted on 6/1/99 - by David Carlson dcarlson@usa.capgemini.com
    1999 is the 30 year anniversary. Gary was an intense competitor. He would have celebrated his 53rd birthday this June. "There is no fence or hedge around time that has gone. You can go back and have what you like.... if you remember it well enough."
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