Reuben Louis Garnett, JrSpecialist Four
A CO, 1ST BN, 327TH INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
22 July 1942 - 04 March 1966
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Gone but never forgotten
On March 4, 1966 my family's life changed forever. My mother lost her first-born and only son, Reuben L. Garnett, also known as "Sweet Daddy Grace". My sisters and I lost our big brother and our only brother. My brother never got to see but 1 of his over 50 nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-great nephews. Reuben meant the world to our family.
Mommy and your sisters miss you here on earth, but we know one day will be reunited at heaven's gate.
I love you, big brother, and I shall forever treasure your memory.
Your baby sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 04 March 1966 the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry engaged a North Vietnamese battalion as it prepared to attack a US fire support base. The 327th Infantry web site describes the engagement as follows:
"The largest encounter of Operation Harrison occurred when elements of 1-327 once again locked in heavy combat with regulars of the 95th NVA Regiment. The battle took place southwest of Tuy Hoa near the hamlet of My Phu. It started slowly, as did most engagements, but the sporadic fire steadily increased in volume to the high pitch of a major fire fight. Unlike other enemy forces, this regiment was truly professional and this was to be a battle between the professionals. Using one company as a base of fire and one as the maneuver element, the "Above the Rest" battalion moved relentlessly forward. In perhaps the Brigades' first night airmobile assault under fire, the tiger force was successfully inserted into a blocking position on a one-helicopter landing zone. Next morning when the smoke had cleared from the battlefield, the troopers of 1-327 dominated the enemy positions, counting 118 enemy dead."Twenty US soldiers died in what became known as the "battle of My Phu":
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 20 Dec 2007
Last updated 12/26/2007