George Eugene SnyderStaff Sergeant
A BTRY, 1ST BN, 30TH ARTILLERY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
12 July 1940 - 12 August 1969
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The database page for George Eugene Snyder
This man was the reason I survived Vietnam. If I could, I would have traded places with you, because you were such a better man than I can ever be. I think of you every day, and what you did for me in the short time we were together in the Battery and the life lessons you taught this young dumb "gun bunnie".
I think of the first time I saw you on LZ Ross and I said "What's this little SH%T going to do?" Well, you out-worked everyone and you made us one hell of a gun section, and that damn "chicken".
Every Reunion I go to we end up talking about you and then I find myself crying on the way home. I miss you so very much. But I will see you again, my friend.
Your old problem child,
Robert "Jody" Jeaudoin
A Note from The Virtual WallOn the night of 11/12 August 1969 Landing Zone BECKY was garrisoned by the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, and A Battery, 1st Battalion, 30th Artillery. At 0300 on 12 August elements of the North Vietnamese 95C Regiment attacked the base. Although the initial assault was driven back, a second attack, accompanied by heavy rocket, mortar, and RPG fire, began at 0340. The enemy withdrew by daybreak, but 2/8 Cav and A/1/30 Arty had 21 men killed in action:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 19 Jun 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009