Floyd Russell Noe
Private First Class
HHC, 1ST BN, 12TH INF RGT, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
29 October 1947 - 12 July 1967
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01 Jan 1998
Floyd Russell Noe
A PFC in the United States Army
from Huntingburg, Indiana
(sometimes incorrectly reported as Huntington)
died of hostile fire fragmentation wounds in Pleiku province
12 July 1967.
He is remembered.
4TH INFANTRY DIVISION
APO San Francisco 96262
26 August 1967
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL FOR HEROISM
1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously:
NOE, FLOYD R RA168820966 PRIVATE FIRST CLASS E-3 United States Army
HHC, 1st Bn, 12th Inf, 4th Inf Div, APO 96262
Awarded: Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device
Date action: 12 July 1967
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
For heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. On 12 July 1967 Private First Class Noe distinguished himself while serving as a Medical Aidman in Company B, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry. From the time he was attached to the unit in June 1967, Private First Class Noe's actions were indicative of his professionalism and his dedication to the unique mission of the Medical Aidman. He consistently put the health and well-being of the men of his platoon above his personal needs or safety, often exposing himself to hostile fire as he attempted to help his comrades. His remarkable skill and knowledge were uncompromised even in the most exhausting and difficult circumstances. On 12 July 1967 Private First Class Noe's platoon made contact with a major North Vietnamese Army force and was subjected to intense mortar and automatic weapons fire. Facing overwhelming hostile forces, the platoon drew up in a defensive perimeter and began its courageous defense. As the enemy inflicted an increasing number of casualties on the platoon, Private First Class Noe moved from position to position through the heavy fire to render aid. He continued heroically to help the wounded until he received a mortal wound. Private First Class Noe's courage and dedication to the welfare of his fellow men are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Authority: By direction of the President under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962.
FOR THE COMMANDER:
CHARLES A. JACKSON
Chief of Staff
H. A. WILLIAMS
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On 12 July 1967, the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, was engaged in the Ia Drang Valley by a battalion or larger force from the 66th NVA Regiment. When engaged, the 1/12's three rifle companies were physically separated, allowing the enemy force to attack the companies individually - B Company and C Company were isolated and taken under attack. Although C Company suffered only minor losses (5 wounded and none killed), B Company took heavy losses. PFC Noe was one of 33 men who died that day.
Additional information and a full listing of the casualties is on
The Virtual Wall's C/1/12 Infantry Memorial
Visit John Dennison's
Medics on the Wall
memorial which honors the
Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.
With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009