Wade, Lindberg, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Last Primary MOS
16F-Light Air Defense Artillery Crewman
Last MOS Group
Air Defense Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 16F, 1st Field Force Vietnam (I Field Force)
Service Years
1953 - 1969

Sergeant First Class

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Home State
North Carolina
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Red Springs, NC
Last Address
Red Springs, NC

Casualty Date
May 15, 1969
Hostile, Died
Not Specified
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Bliss National Cemetery - Fort Bliss, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 023

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The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Air Defense Units1st Field Force Vietnam (I Field Force)
  1969-1969, 16F, 60th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion/C Battery
  1969-1969, 16F, 1st Field Force Vietnam (I Field Force)
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PSG Lindberg Wade, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Red Springs, North Carolina.

Platoon Sergeant Lindberg Wade was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SFC Wade served our country until May 15th, 1969 in Kontum, South Vietnam. He was 39 years old and was married. It was reported that Lindberg died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. Lindberg was born on September 5th, 1929 in Red Springs, North Carolina. SFC Wade is on panel 24W, line 023 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 16 years.

He was an excellent leader. I met SFC Wade while I was a trainee in basic service at Ft Bliss Texas. He was our Field First for my training company. I always admired his dedication to his job and the US Army. He inspired me to continue my career in the Army and also service in Vietnam. Thank you Sgt Wade. CSM (Ret) E.A. Hertzing. e9csm@yahoo.com

When I was stationed at Ft Bliss, SSG Wade was one of our instructors. We were all shocked and saddened by his death. Theo Smoke, Comrade, 1026 Lyman Road, Quincy, Mi, 98082.

Hello SFC Lindberg Wade, I met your son and he had your picture with him. He honors all you have done for your family and our country. Your son is a remarkable Officer and he carries your name with the up most. Thanks for your selfless service.

I talked to your son, LTC Steven Wade today and I thought of you, dear one! I remember hearing you say to me, "how are you Chicken?" That was your pet name for your little cousin. What a wonderful spirit you were, Lindberg. You shall NEVER be forgotten. MJ Hicks, marilynh@us.ibm.com.

We served together. Thank you for your kindness Sgt Wade. You are never going to be forgotten. You were a tall man and still are. GOD Bless you. Ronald Ocie Young.

For many years I've had the nightmares of reliving his death. Always wondering did it really happen. After 31 years I can say its real my friend is gone. GOD BLESS HIM he was one of the best. I never found his name on any list anywhere. Please help me in insuring that he receives the recognition he deserves. If he has been recognized already, please excuse my ignorance. Ron Young.

Funeral services for SFC Lindberg Wade, killed in action in Vietnam today in Chapel #4, at Fort Bliss. Chaplain Duane D Redding officiated. He had served 18 years in the Army. He was 39 years old. SFC Wade, 7328 Alpine Drive, is survived by his Wife, Mrs Lizzie M Wade; three sons, Steven, Warren and Alan and one daughter, Miss Patricia Wade all of EL Paso, Texas. He is also survived by his Mother, Mrs Mary Yance Wade of Bronx, New York, five sisters and one brother. He was buried in the Ft Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors. Martin Funeral Home directed the services.

He is the Husband of Mrs Lizzie Wade, 7328 Alpine Road, El Paso, Texas; Mother is Mrs Mary E Wade, 2802 Olinville Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467.

He served with Charlie Battery, 4th Battalion, 60th Artillery Regiment, 1st Field Force, USARV.

He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal(s), The Good Conduct Medal(s), The Army Achievement Medal and The Army Commendation Medal.

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