FRANKLIN V DELARA
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HONORED ON PANEL 66E, LINE 8 OF THE WALL

FRANKLIN VICTORY DELARA

WALL NAME

FRANKLIN V DELARA

PANEL / LINE

66E/8

DATE OF BIRTH

08/14/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HIALEAH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Miami-Dade County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRANKLIN VICTORY DELARA
POSTED ON 4.12.2022
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.
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POSTED ON 12.26.2018
POSTED BY: Thomas E. DeLopez

Your encouragement changed my life.

Franklin V. Delara was a leader who saw the potential in others and helped them to have confidence in themselves and achieve that potential.
He was a friend and mentor and was wise beyond his years. His death was a loss to family, friends and country. He made the ultimate sacrifice while saving others.
Frankie, you are remembered and still helping others through the Franklin V. Delara scholarship at Florida State University.
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POSTED ON 8.14.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Franklin Victory Delara, Served with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 14th Artillery Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 4.27.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Franklin Delara,
Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Unit Commander. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.23.2017
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star

Franklin Victory Delara
Date of birth: August 14, 1945
Date of death: May 23, 1968
Home of record: Hialeah Florida
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star


Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Franklin Victory Delara (ASN: 0-5427347), United States Army, for gallantry in action against a hostile force on 23 May 1968 in the Republic of Vietnam. Second Lieutenant Delara distinguished himself by intrepid actions while serving as a Forward Observer with Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On that date, his company was on a combat sweep operation west of Tam Ky when they suddenly came under intense fire from an enemy force of undetermined size. Realizing that the enemy positions had to be pin-pointed for the supporting artillery fire, Lieutenant Delara left his covered position, and with complete disregard for his personal safety, sought high ground from which he could adjust the artillery fire. After he reached a good position, he courageously continued to expose himself to the intense hostile fire while expertly directing the artillery until he fell mortally wounded. Through his courageous act, the accurate artillery fire destroyed the hostile mortar positions and his company was able to repel the enemy, forcing them to retreat. Second Lieutenant Delara's unquestionable valor while in close combat with a numerically superior enemy force was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflected great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Americal Division, General Orders No. 3704 (July 5, 1968)

Action Date: May 23, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Battery A

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 14th Artillery Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade

Division: Americal Division
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