HAROLD J FALDERMEYER
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 23 OF THE WALL

HAROLD JOHN FALDERMEYER

WALL NAME

HAROLD J FALDERMEYER

PANEL / LINE

1W/23

DATE OF BIRTH

11/23/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/11/1972

HOME OF RECORD

ROCKLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sullivan County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HAROLD JOHN FALDERMEYER
POSTED ON 11.23.2023
POSTED BY: Dennis Edward Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Harold John Faldermeyer, Served with the 21st Division Combat Assistance Team, Advisory Team 51, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV). He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Army of the Repulic of Vietnam (32nd ARVN) Infantry Regiment, when he was killed in action.
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POSTED ON 8.17.2022
POSTED BY: Jim Scott

High School

Hal and I went to the same high school, North Rockland HS in Haverstraw, NY. He was a senior when I was a freshman, and I did not really know him. I remember reading that he had died in Vietnam while I myself was serving in the Army in Germany. I made the Army a career, and it gave me a deeper appreciation for those men and women who served and are serving our country, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. RIP Hal.
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POSTED ON 7.30.2022
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 5.11.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Service Cross Award

CITATION:
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 (Infantry) Harold John Faldermeyer, 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 21st DCAT, Advisory Team 51, Military Assistance Command Vietnam. Captain Faldermeyer distinguished himself on 11 May 1972 while serving as Advisor, 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment, 21st Infantry Division, Army of the Republic of Vietnam. On this date the 2d Battalion, which had been in heavy contact for two days without resupply, was on an offensive operation against a firmly entrenched North Vietnamese Army Regiment to open Highway 13 to relieve the tightening ring of enemy forces around the beleaguered friendly forces at An Loc. Captain Faldermeyer, with disregard for his own safety, repeatedly throughout the day, exposed himself to enemy fire to direct a series of deadly effective tactical airstrikes against the enemy positions. At approximately 1030 hours the 2d Battalion was attacked by at least one NVA reinforced battalion. Captain Faldermeyer, as the ground controller for U.S. air assets, with single minded determination to accomplish the mission and at great risk to his life, moved under heavy enemy mortar fire across Highway 13, to a vantage point from which to direct and coordinate friendly airstrikes. His position was extremely perilous as he was exposed on three sides with the remainder of his unit across Highway 13. Despite intense enemy mortar and rocket fire, Captain Faldermeyer remained at this position. Captain Faldermeyer'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.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/5378
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POSTED ON 5.11.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain Harold John Faldermeyer, United States Army, for gallantry in action. Captain Faldermeyer distinguished himself by gallantry in action during the period 10 to 12 March 1972 while serving as Advisory, 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment, 21st Infantry Division, Army of the Republic of Vietnam. On 10 March 1972, Captain Faldermeyer conducted an air assault with the 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment in an operation designed for training evaluation. As the battalion emerged from the assault area it immediately came under intense hostile enemy fire pinning down the point element. Repeatedly throughout the remainder of 10 and 11 March 1972, the battalion continued to maneuver without success and remained under almost continuous fire from 400 well dug in enemy soldiers. Captain Faldermeyer, with disregard for his own safety, moved to the lead element and repeatedly requested and directed black Pony and COBRA gunship strikes and adjusted artillery fire to break the enemy resistance and to reduce friendly casualties. Captain Faldermeyer repeatedly exposed himself to hostile enemy fire to move to locations from which he could attain a better view of the situation. Inspired by his courageous and gallant actions, the battalion moved forward on the morning of 12 March 1972 and routed the fleeing enemy. The success attained by the 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment was directly attributable to the heroic actions of Captain Faldermeyer. Captain Faldermeyer's conspicuous gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/5378
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