Gerald Lampley FittsPrivate First Class
B TRP, 3RD SQD, 4TH CAV RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
24 January 1949 - 31 January 1968
Little Rock, AR
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Gerald was killed during the Tet Offensive at Tan Son Nhut AB. His tour in Vietnam was only 3 months old, and he had turned 19 one week before his death.
He was awarded 5 medals, including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He is buried in the Little Rock (AR) National Cemetery, Plot 14-534. Left behind were a brother, two younger sisters, and his mother and father.
I visited the Moving Wall in Parker, Florida (3/25/01) and I leave this memorial for all my family ... including those of us too young to remember.
You are missed.
Love from your niece
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 31 Jan 1968, Charlie Troop, 3/4th Cav, provided a reaction force in support of Tan Son Nhut Air Base. The after-action report states what happened in typically sterile military language:
"On 31 January Troop C (-) reacted to Tan Son Nhut Air Base. The Troop was ambushed outside gate 051. The Squadron reacted with Troop D and Troop B (+). The results of action was 3 APC completely lost, 1 Tank completely lost, 7 APC damaged, 14 US KHA, 64 US WHA, 309 VC KIA (BC), 24 VC PW ..."The Charlie Troop casualties were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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