Luther Vermont GilreathSergeant First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 7TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
06 July 1932 - 16 November 1965
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After I read Colonel Hal Moore's book on the battle at Landing Zone X-Ray, I was so moved by the courage and bravery of the men that fought there I just wanted to honor SFC Luther V. Gilreath. I have never met SFC Luther Gilreath but he came from a small town next to my home town.
He and his fellow Cavalrymen have made me very proud to have been a part of the 1st Cavalry Division. The sacrifice these brave men gave will never be forgotten by me. It is indeed a honor that I be allowed to thank him in this humble way.
God bless you, Sergeant Gilreath.
I never knew Luther, but I saw his name listed on the movie screen after viewing "We were Soldiers Once - and Young".
I recently moved to his home town, and I thank God I survived Vietnam as a grunt soldier. I was able to marry and raise a family ... I have been blessed.
My regards and prayers are for his family and loved ones ...
From a fellow Vietnam veteran,
died in the fighting in the
Ia Drang Valley
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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
Last updated 08/26/2002