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 12.1.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Frank is buried at Vista Memorial Gardens in Hialeah,FL. SS PH
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POSTED ON 12.26.2009
POSTED BY: Randy Dunham

Field Artillery OCS Class 20A-67 Fort Sill Oklahoma

1LT Delara was killed in action while serving with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 14th Artillery, Americal Division.
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POSTED ON 10.23.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR TO THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICER


SECOND LIEUTENANT

FRANKLIN VICTORY DELARA


COMPANY B

1st BATTALION

6th INFANTRY REGIMENT

" THE REGULARS "

198th INFANTRY BRIGADE

" BRAVE AND BOLD "

AMERICAL DIVISION


CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF

THE SILVER STAR


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Franklin Victory Delara (0-5424508), Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery), 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.





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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POSTED ON 4.29.2004
POSTED BY: David Prevo

Thank You

Decades ago, you fought, and died for this country. You gave your life for it, and all of its inhabitants. Today, students at my high school are participating in the Gridley High School posting project to ensure that you and those like you who gave their lives for this country are not forgotten. Today, I, as a citizen of this country, and as one whose life you gave yours up for, would like to thank you. You will never be forgotten.
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