Fitts, Gerald Lampley, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11E10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1967 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Private First Class


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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Little Rock
Last Address
Little Rock

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1968
 
Cause
KIA-Killed in Action
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Little Rock National Cemetery - Little Rock, Arkansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36E 008

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Order of The Spur


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  1968, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1968, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association


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  Tributes from Others: Jul 6, 2015  
   

Gerald you were never forgotten
Posted on 5/20/15 - by James W. Angove First Sgt. Retired JimDiAngove@aol.com
 
I think of you all the time. You were a good friend a guy could have but I wish your family new how brave you were. I know you’re with our lord now and I know I'll see some day man you were the best as a friend and soldier you are Army Strong GOD BLESS YOU


A Note from The Virtual Wall
On 31 Jan 1968, Charlie Troop, 3/4th Cav, provided a reaction force in support of Tan Son Nhut Air Base. The after-action report states what happened in typically sterile military language:
"On 31 January Troop C (-) reacted to Tan Son Nhut Air Base. The Troop was ambushed outside gate 051. The Squadron reacted with Troop D and Troop B (+). The results of action was 3 APC completely lost, 1 Tank completely lost, 7 APC damaged, 14 US KHA, 64 US WHA, 309 VC KIA (BC), 24 VC PW ..."
The Charlie Troop casualties were
SSG Patrick J Strayer
SGT Gerald D Sullivan
SGT Troy A Littlejohn
SP5 Harold R Stafford
SP4 Norman L Long Jr
SP4 Anthony F Vanhulle II
SP4 Murray L Veron
SP4 Richard J Rhodes
SP4 Roger B Crowell
PFC Robert M Finnegan Bravo Troop lost three men, PFC Gerald L Fitts; PFC Everett W Johnson Jr; and SP4 Vernon C Wilderspin. Delta Troop lost one man, SP4 Edward M Pike.
Apr 2001
Gerald was killed during the Tet Offensive at Tan Son Nhut AB. His tour in Vietnam was only 3 months old, and he had turned 19 one week before his death.
He was awarded 5 medals, including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He is buried in the Little Rock (AR) National Cemetery, Plot 14-534. Left behind were a brother, two younger sisters, and his mother and father. I visited the Moving Wall in Parker, Florida (3/25/01) and I leavethis memorial for all my family including those of us too young to remember.
You are missed.
Love from your niece
Ashley (age 28)
Apr 2001
Gerald was killed during the Tet Offensive at Tan Son Nhut AB. His tour in Vietnam was only 3 months old, and he had turned 19 one week before his death.
He was awarded 5 medals, including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He is buried in the Little Rock (AR) National Cemetery, Plot 14-534. Left behind were a brother, two younger sisters, and his mother and father. I visited the Moving Wall in Parker, Florida (3/25/01) and I leavethis memorial for all my family including those of us too young to remember this memorial for all my family those of us too young to remember.
You are missed.
Love from your niece
Ashley (age 28)
Manuel Pino Jr
mpjr54@msn.com
Fellow Vietnam Vet
MY COUNTRY'S FLAG CRIED the flag bowed it's bars and wept starry tears as it hung at half-mast for a soldier's years. another youth it had called and another youth had died. I stood and i watched as my country's flag cried. it clothed the drab coffin in it's red, white, and blue, silently protecting the contents for the comfort of a few. it brought strength to some, to others, bitter pride. but as mourners filed by, my country's flag cried. as it rode to the field where the soldier was laid away, the flag recalled the pledge that he used to stand and say, but to war he went and to keep that pledge, he tried. as the guns fired their last salute, my country's flag cried. as taps rang out, it was folded with care, for the soldier's soul a chaplin whispered a prayer. he asked god for peace in this world to abide, and in a grieving mother's arms my country's flag cried!
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Grateful American
American Hero
Thank you, PFC., Fitts, for your service, to country and ultimate sacrifice. Rest well, brave soldier and rest assured, that you, Sir, are not forgotten.
Friday, January 20, 2006
We Remember
Gerald is buried at Little Rock Nat Cem
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com

Friday, May 7, 2004
NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER
It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
Posted by: Chris Spencer
Email: cws71354@bellsouth.net
Relationship: fellow veteran,USMC 1972-76
Thursday, February 26, 2004
Thank you to this young soldier
Thank you for everything you've done for our great country. Losing your life at a young age is not at all easy for anyone, but I would like you to know that you are thought of and very much praised for your dedication to this country. I would like to thank you for your services and send my deepest sympathy to any family and friends
Posted by: Jamie Barringer:
Thursday, January 15, 2004

   
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Jan 27, 2016
   
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