DREK A LANDES
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HONORED ON PANEL 44E, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

DREK ALLEN LANDES

WALL NAME

DREK A LANDES

PANEL / LINE

44E/38

DATE OF BIRTH

03/31/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

DENVER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Denver City and County

STATE

CO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR DREK ALLEN LANDES
POSTED ON 2.18.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. We should be forever thankful for the sacrifices of you and so many others to ensure the freedoms we so often take for granted.
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POSTED ON 3.4.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Drek Landes, Thank you for your service as a Heavy Vehicle Driver. Your 52nd anniversary is soon, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.24.2019

Final Mission of SP4 Drek A. Landes

On the late morning of March 13, 1968, a U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division convoy was traveling between Kontum and Dak To on Highway QL-14, eight miles north of Pleiku in Pleiku Province, RVN, when it was ambushed by a North Vietnamese Army force estimated at 300 soldiers. The convoy had 150 vehicles formed from three engineer companies: the 509th Panel Bridge and the 70th and 585th Dump Truck. The enemy attacked from behind foliage on both sides of the road utilizing small arms, automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenade fire, and claymore mines. Satchel charges were thrown at the trucks in hopes of destroying them. The Engineers fought back with unit arms, however, as an Engineer convoy, Companies 509, 70 and 585 were not equipped with the best weaponry. They were outgunned–and stuck–in a fight that lasted over five hours. During the battle, the convoy was supported by U.S. Army helicopter gunships and Air Force tactical air strikes. The Americans were able to inflict forty-eight enemy deaths and suffered thirteen U.S. killed and seven wounded. The lost engineers included PFC William E. Dean, SP4 Raymond P. Dobrzynski, PFC David L. Hampton, PFC Walter E. Handy, 2LT William J. Hondel, PVT Russell E. Hupe, 1LT Kosmas P. Kapetanopoulos, SP4 Drek A. Landes, SP4 Glen H. Mosley Jr., PFC Alvin J. Munson, SP4 Larry D. Sherman, SP4 Joseph R. Wenzler, and SP4 William P. Worley. Damage to convoy vehicles was moderate. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vvmf.org, and “Seeking a photo, he uncovers a fallen soldier’s final hours.” uwm.edu/news, May 19, 2015]
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POSTED ON 9.28.2017

My brother

I always wanted a big brother and I'm so sad we never had that chance to know each other. I keep you tucked in my heart. I speak proudly of you and what you did for your country. Your my hero . Till we are together , I love you. Your little sister Linda??????
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POSTED ON 3.21.2014
POSTED BY: Drek Allen Landes Jr.

Hello Dad

Look forward to meeting you in Heaven,since I didn"t get to meet you here on earth.I love you and thank you for fighting for our country.
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