Delbert Ray Porter
Private First Class
HHC, 1ST BDE, 5TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Louisville, Illinois
May 07, 1949 to January 15, 1971
DELBERT R PORTER is on the Wall at Panel W5, Line 46

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During a training session outside the base camp with other members of the unit, an enemy booby trap was detonated, killing 6 men. Those killed in the explosion were:


SGT Delbert Porter was survived by his mother Kathryn Marie (Williams) Porter (1922-2012) and father Herschel Wayne Porter (1920s-2010). and brother David (Shirley) Porter, and sisters Darlene (Ernie) Barnick and Glenda (Leon) Sharp. He was also survived by his fiancee, Mary Prater according to her 2009 tribute on the internet.

He was laid to rest in Red Brush Cemetery, Louisville, Clay County, Illinois. His parents are also interred there.

Delbert R Porter


Our Veterans' names carved in stone and bronze remind us of the high price paid for loyalty and valor. Memorial Day is a good time to walk in cemeteries and to remember the dead with gratitude.


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