Gary Patrick Hadley

Army of the United States
17 August 1948 - 16 March 1968
Arnold, Missouri
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Gary Patrick Hadley

23 May 2001

For a man I didn't know except thru what I heard from my wife's family. We would have been brother-in-laws. I'm sorry I never got to meet you. May the Sun shine upon your soul forever.

David Wiegers
Sergeant, U S Army

08 Oct 2006

Gary was in A Company, 1st Bn, 501st Inf Rgt, 101 Abn. He was killed in action on 3-16-1968 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam, during the Carentan 1 offensive. I was notified by my Mother and Grand-mother on 3-18-1968, and went into labor and delivered a son on 3-20-1968. Not only did I lose a beloved brother, I lost my very best friend. He was very special and very loved.

From his sister,
Joyce Proffer

A Note from The Virtual Wall

A Company, 1st of the 501st, lost two men on 16 March 1968, both from Missouri: SSG Bogard L. Floyd of Kennett and SGT Gary P. Hadley of Arnold.

The DoD Casualty database incorrectly gives Sergeant Hadley's date of bith as 17 August 1946; it actually is 17 August 1948. That error has been corrected here, but other sources which use the DoD CACCF will continue to show the incorrect date.

Sergeant Hadley is buried in Site 304, Section "H", Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri. The Virtual Wall was not able to locate Staff Sergeant Floyd's place of burial.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother-in-law,
David Wiegers
Sergeant, U S Army

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 May 2001
Last updated 02/05/2008