NORMAN E BALDWIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 46W, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

NORMAN EARL BALDWIN

WALL NAME

NORMAN E BALDWIN

PANEL / LINE

46W/28

DATE OF BIRTH

01/06/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG DUC

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/26/1968

HOME OF RECORD

FT LAUDERDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Broward County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NORMAN EARL BALDWIN
POSTED ON 5.28.2018
POSTED BY: Charles Gayle

Old Friend

50 years have gone by and I still think of you and still miss you.
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POSTED ON 1.17.2018
POSTED BY: Eleanor Towner

Norma Baldwin Earl

We were classmates and good friends. Thank you for your sacrifice for our country.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2017
POSTED BY: Charles H Gayle

Old Friend

Another year has gone by, I get older, you stay the same, still miss you.
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POSTED ON 8.26.2017
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Service Cross Citation

Norman Earl Baldwin
Date of birth: 6-Jan-47
Date of death: Killed in Action
Home of record: Fort Lauderdale Florida
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded 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) Norman Earl Baldwin (ASN: 0-5233469), 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 Detachment B-20, Company B, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces. Captain Baldwin distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 25 August 1968 as the commander of a mobile strike force company engaged in relieving the besieged Duc Lap Special Forces camp. During as assault on a hill occupied by an estimated North Vietnamese Army company, he found himself alone and under intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire. Shouting encouragement to his men to follow him, he rushed forward and single-handedly wiped out an enemy bunker, killing three aggressors. Seeing this heroic act on the part of their commander, his troops began to advance. Twenty feet from the crest of the hill Captain Baldwin and his company came under a withering barrage of small arms and automatic weapons fire from hostile positions southwest of their line of assault. Captain Baldwin placed a burst of fire on the enemy emplacements from an exposed position, inspiring his men to also locate and bring fire against them. He continued to lead the assault in the face of a hail of bullets, and when he had nearly reached the top of the hill he was mortally wounded by the North Vietnamese fusillade. Captain Baldwin'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. 4559 (October 1, 1968)

Action Date: 25-Aug-68

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Company: Detachment B-20, Company B

Regiment: 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Division: 1st Special Forces
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POSTED ON 5.30.2017
POSTED BY: Byron Petrides (Vietnam 70-71)

Northeast High School Classmate

Remember you and other fallen comrades on this Memorial Day.
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