Fowler, Daniel Charles, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment/C Company
Service Years
1955 - 1967

Sergeant First Class


Four Service Stripes



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1938
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Citrus Heights
Last Address
Citrus Heights, California

Casualty Date
Apr 28, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Sierra Hills Memorial Park - Sacramento, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 107

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
  1966-1967, 11B10, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
  1966-1967, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment/C Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 16, 2012, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Date of Birth January 21, 1938

Married – Wanda L. Fowler
One Daughter – Tracy
One Son - Unknown

Lutheran
Caucasian

Father – William A. Fowler
Mother – Mrs. P. L. West
 
Regular Army – Enlisted
 
Vietnam Unit Assignment: C Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 
1st Battalion of 8th Infantry Regiment 4th Infantry Division Arrived in Vietnam 4 October 1966 and Departed Vietnam 10 April 1970.
Previous Station the Division was at Fort Lewis, Washington.
 
Tuy Hoa Oct 1966 – June 1967
Pleiku July 1967
 
Sergeant First Class
Platoon Sergeant (PSGT)
E7
MOS 11B40
 
12 Years US Army Military Service
 
Vietnam Tour of Duty Started September 15, 1966
Eight Months Vietnam Overseas Duty Credit
 
Age at Death 29
 
Died in Pleiku Province, U.S. Military Region 2, Republic of South Vietnam, from Hostile Action by Small Arms Fire or Other Gun.
 
Daniel Charles Fowler may have been stationed in Germany based on a left shoulder patch "Berlin" and it appears he was with an Infantry Unit at the time.
 
 
1st Battalion 8th Infantry Regiment in Vietnam – Wikipedia.org
 
The 8th Infantry Regiment of the United States, also known as the Fighting Eagles, is an infantry regiment in the United States Army. The 8th Infantry participated in the Mexican War, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War and Iraq Campaign.
 
The First Battalion Eighth Infantry won nine campaign streamers for action in Vietnam from 1966 to 1970, participating in operations Sam Houston, Francis Marion, Don Quin, and Paul Revere III. The Vietnamese government awarded the battalion the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm and the Civil Action Medal First Class.  Alpha and Charlie Companies were awarded a cluster to their presidential unit citations for extraordinary heroism in the Republic of Vietnam. Companies A and C sought out, engaged and decisively defeated an overwhelmingly larger force by deploying small, isolated patrols and conducting company and platoon size reconnaissance-in-force operations. (Unconfirmed).

 
   
Comments/Citation
 
Remembrances From Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Website:
 
Sgt.[SFC] Daniel C. Fowler of Citrus Heights, California was my father. I was five years old when he was killed just outside of Danang [Da Nang] while on patrol. There is so much of life marked not by his presence, but by his absence. Birthdays, weddings, holidays, and vacations. Family photos missing his smiling face . . . cards lacking his scrawling signature . . . and all the small tokens of love given over a lifetime . . . missing. But he is not forgotten. My father is with me every day. In the way I smile, in the way I sign my name, and in the way I live a free life. He sacrificed all he had to give -- for all of us. Thanks, dad. I love you.
Tracy Alexander
2012

He died when I was five years old. I have few and precious memories. Since my mother's death, I also have the very steamy love letters they exchanged. They paint an entirely different picture of this man . . . my father. He was funny, and witty, and passionate. And missed his family dearly. I have often thought to write a book using these letters against the backdrop of the war and the politics of the day. But it could never honor his death --- not as his sacrifice -- has honored us. So they remain tied in yellow ribbon, tucked away for remembrance . . . and his memory, as a father and a man stays with me every day. Blessed be.
Tracy Alexander
2011

He who was always kind to me and others and never uttered one sentence of hatred, but who gave his life so that I and others might teach others of the horrors of war hoping in his heart that from his and others sacrifice that war and hatred are not the answers to life.....but love....and God....
Brother
2001
 
   
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