Julius Clyde Faircloth
Sergeant
HHT, 3RD SQDN, 4TH CAVALRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Sedalia, Missouri
April 04, 1946 to October 15, 1968
JULIUS C FAIRCLOTH is on the Wall at Panel W41, Line 64

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Julius C Faircloth

SGT JULIUS CLYDE FAIRCLOTH

 
7 Apr 2005

Although his name is listed on The Virtual Wall as Julius Clyde Faircloth, everyone knew him as Buddy. He was born in Lumberton, NC and enlisted in the Army in Sedalia, Missouri. Buddy was a medic, something he wanted to be since he was a kid. As a child he tried to glue the legs back on to a daddy longleg spider. He had a great sense of humor, laughed a lot and loved his family deeply. Not only was he a good son and brother but a great husband and father.

I watched him fly out of Virgina to start his duty in Vietnam in late August 1968. We had planned to meet in Hawaii the following February. Buddy was killed in action 1 month and 12 days after arriving there. He died the day before our son's first birthday.

Many years have gone by since that day. Our son is will be 38 years old this October. But the impact that Buddy had on so many people lives on. For those that served with him, thank you. For those who miss him, we miss him too. For those who never got a chance to meet him, you missed an opportunity of a lifetime.

Always his wife,

Pepper Faircloth
pfaircloth@charter.net


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

3/4th Cavalry lost two men on 15 Oct 1968. SGT Julius C. Faircloth, a medic assigned to HQ Troop, was in the field with C/3/4, while SP4 Joseph H. Riffle of White Marsh, MD, was an Armor Recon Specialist with Charlie Troop.


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