Gerald K Taylor

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
13 March 1946 - 11 November 1967
Cocoa, Florida
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Gerald K Taylor

12 Jul 2008

To my wonderful Uncle, who gave his life for his family, friends and his country. We will continue to miss you until we meet again.

God Saw You...

God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped his arms around you,
and whispered, "Come to me".
You didn't deserve what you went through,
So He gave you rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best
And when I saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain
I could not wish you back
To suffer that again.
- Unknown -

From his niece,
Helga Taylor-Paquin

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The Battle for Dak To covered a period of 30 days, from 01 November to 01 December 1967, pitting elements of the 4th Infantry Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade against the North Vietnamese Army's 24th, 32nd, 66th, and 174th Regiments. The casualty database lists 314 hostile-fire deaths in Kontum Province during the period, with the great majority resulting from the heavy fighting around Dak To. Between 04-11 November the 3rd Bn, 8th Infantry lost 41 men at Hill 724, with 22 of those deaths resulting from the final major engagement on 11 November:
  • B Company:
    • PFC John L. Barnhart, Greenville, SC (DoW 11/13/1967)
    • SP4 Thomas J. Carter, Sacramento, CA
    • SP4 John J. Collins, Vandergrift, PA
    • PFC Gregory J. Dellamandola, Stockton, CA
    • PSGT Harold Dickerson, Poland, IN
    • PFC Jesse Johnson, Benton, LA
    • SP4 Vernon J. Johnson, Del City, OK
    • PFC James H. McCrae, Miami, FL
    • PFC Weldon J. Miles, Cinnaminson, NJ
    • PFC William G. Muir, Eugene, OR
    • SSG Jimmie D. Rogers, Mesquite, TX
    • SP4 Gerald K. Taylor, Cocoa, FL
    • SP4 Jerome Thompson, Washington, DC
    • PFC Nathaniel A. Thompson, Tulsa, OK
    • SP4 Edward Urbaniak, Chicago, IL
    • 1LT Larry Wade, Pottstown, PA
    • PFC Bruce A. Wagner, Lansing, MI
    • PFC Charles J. Williams, Oakland, CA

  • C Company:
    • SP4 Calvin C. Hudson, Abbeville, GA

  • E Company:
  • HQ Company:

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his niece,
Helga Taylor-Paquin

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Jul 2008
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