STEPHEN L HALSTEAD
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HONORED ON PANEL 46E, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

STEPHEN LLOYD HALSTEAD

WALL NAME

STEPHEN L HALSTEAD

PANEL / LINE

46E/6

DATE OF BIRTH

07/28/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

HUA NGHIA

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BAINBRIDGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Decatur County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEPHEN LLOYD HALSTEAD
POSTED ON 7.28.2023
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Stephen Lloyd Halstead, Served with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 2.25.2023
POSTED BY: Daniel Fogarty

Battle at San NHO

BATTLE AT SAN NHO
The 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, lost 13 men in an engagement at San Nho, east of the Filhol Rubber Plantation, on 24 March 1968:

A Company:
1LT Francis L. Gaulocher, Iowa City, IA
SP4 Darryl B. Fullum, Ravenna, OH
SP4 John B. Weill, Owensboro, KY
PFC Charles E. Davenport, Hollywood, FL
PFC Carl R. Rasori, Los Angeles, CA

B Company:
SSG Terrance E. Smith, Phillipsburg, NJ
SGT Val E. Barton, Redwood Estates, CA
SGT Robert D. Reichert, Alma, MI
SP4 Jack W. Haley, Ada, OK
PFC Stephen L. Halstead, Bainbridge, GA

C Company:
SSG Danny S. Thompson, Laurens, SC
SP4 Gerald G. Chino, Cubero, NM

HQ Company:
SP5 Jeffery H. Van Vleet, Kimball, MN
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POSTED ON 10.28.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 3.11.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Stephen Halstead,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. The war was years ago, but we all need 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 9.16.2017

Final Mission of PFC Stephen L. Halstead

PFC Stephen L. Halstead was an infantryman serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. On March 24, 1968, PFC Halstead was killed after his unit was inserted by aircraft on a combat mission near Sa Nho in the Ho Bo Woods, six miles northeast of Trang Bang in Hau Nghia Province, RVN. The following is a personal account of the incident by John A. Quatroke: On March 24th, my unit was put on a helicopter and flown to the edge of a village in Trang Bang. We got on line and moved out about 300 meters. Suddenly we received fire from the village. The first man killed in my unit was Stephen Halstead. Ernie (Gallardo, KIA 08/29/1968) and I were about 50 meters from his position. We deployed our weapon, fired it for about two hours, using about 10 boxes of ammunition. The barrel of the M60 machine gun turned red and the gun jammed. I turned to Ernie and said, “Give me your cleaning rod,” which he always carried on the side of his helmet. One of them was bent into a U-shape. I cursed and said to him, “Why are you carrying a bent rod with you?” He explained that the rod was bent by a bullet that had struck the rod while he was wearing the helmet. I saw the copper from the bullet on the bent portion of the rod. That was one of many close calls. The following day, we swept what was left of the village. The enemy had suffered heavy losses. Our platoon had 26 members on the 24th, but on the morning of the 25th, we had 11, four of whom had come in after the battle. Late in the afternoon, word came that they wanted what was left of us to make a line and assault the village. We formed up and made a mad dash of about 50 yards to the next rice paddy dike. I looked down the line and saw about 30 soldiers lying behind the dike. Ernie and I were next to the commanding officer. He wanted us to put up a wall of fire with our M60. Ernie informed our CO that our gun was out of commission, that he had four guns brought up on line early in the day, and we were the only team still with him. The only fire we could put up was M16 and .45 caliber pistol. The brigade commander had us disengage, and A Company, with the support of two tanks and four armored personnel carriers, took our position. They made an assault and were repulsed with many casualties, including the loss of one tank and two APC’s. A total of 13 Americans was killed in the engagement. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by John A. Quatroke (2008) at i-kirk.info]
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