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Delta Company Wall

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, for he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother." William Shakespeare, Henry V (C 1599)

Evans, Loney Jr.
Farley, Andrew S. Jr.
Greene, Benny D.
Hagemeier, Thomas V.
Kessing, Thomas E. Jr.
Ledin, Daniel B.
Lynch, Peter

Moore, James M.
Powers, Ronald E.
Shaw, William F.
Sibayan, Franklin D.
Swane, Brian E.
White, Oscar L.
Woodall, Charles M. Jr.
Evans, Loney Jr.
Home of Record (official): OXFORD, NC
Date of Birth: Thursday, March 20, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Negro
Marital Status: Single
Rank: CPL
Serial Number: 53948355
Component: Selective Service
Posthumous promotion as indicated
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Saturday, June 22, 1968
Date of Casualty: Saturday, October 5, 1968
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Drowned, suffocated (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Dinh Tuong
The Wall: Panel 41W - Row 011

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Farley, Andrew Simmons Jr.
Home of Record (official): WASHINGTON, DC
Date of Birth: Saturday, May 17, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Negro
Marital Status: Married
Rank: PFC
Serial Number: 11580319
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Wednesday, April 30, 1969
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, June 3, 1969
Age at time of loss: 22
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Long An
The Wall: Panel 23W - Row 052

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Greene, Benny Doyce
Home of Record (official): CLYDE, NC
Date of Birth: Friday, October 15, 1948
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Rank: SSG
Serial Number: 238763648
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E6
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B40
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Wednesday, July 10, 1968
Date of Casualty: Monday, April 13, 1970
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (C1) Non-hostile, died of other causes
Reason: Unknown / Not reported (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Gia Dinh
The Wall: Panel 12W - Row 131

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Hagemeier, Thomas Vance
Home of Record (official): Las Vegas, NV
Date of Birth: Tuesday, November 30, 1948
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Rank: PFC
Serial Number: 530368770
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Monday, May 19, 1969
Date of Casualty: Thursday, July 3, 1969
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Country: South VietNam
Province: Long An
The Wall: Panel 21W - Row 051

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Kessing, Thomas Edward Jr.
Home of Record (official): SILVER SPRING, MD
Date of Birth: Monday, July 2, 1951
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 578642725
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B20
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Sunday, January 11, 1970
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, August 25, 1970
Age at time of loss: 19
Casualty type: (A2) Hostile, died of wounds
Reason: Other explosive device (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 07W - Row 005

Last known 5th Battalion KIA in Vietnam

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Ledin, Daniel Bing
Home of Record (official): MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Date of Birth: Sunday, November 21, 1948
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Rank: PFC
Serial Number: 56507333
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B20
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Friday, October 18, 1968
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, June 17, 1969
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A2) Hostile, died of wounds
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Long An
The Wall: Panel 22W - Row 066

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Lynch, Peter
Home of Record (official): GOSHEN, NY
Date of Birth: Thursday, October 20, 1949
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 67042394
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B20
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Tuesday, January 7, 1969
Date of Casualty: Wednesday, June 11, 1969
Age at time of loss: 19
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Long An
The Wall: Panel 22W - Row 023

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Moore, James Michial
Home of Record (official): LEWISBURG, TN
Date of Birth: Sunday, July 24, 1949
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Rank: SGT
Serial Number: 408869536
Component: Regular
Posthumous promotion as indicated
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B20
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Sunday, May 11, 1969
Date of Casualty: Thursday, November 13, 1969
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Other explosive device (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Long An
The Wall: Panel 16W - Row 070


Jim Moore: Jim did not want the Squad Leader position. As a SP4, he was content being a rifleman in the Squad. After discussion and persuasion, Jim allowed that he would do his best. He was a very effective and respected Squad Leader. The friendship and bond between Jim and Chuck (M60 gunner) was remarkable. November 13th 1969 was a bad day. When Jim was hit and went down, Chuck stood (all 5’2”) fully exposed and returned fire with the M60 at full rounds per minute. The barrel was red. I carry Jim and Frank Sibayan and their “Wall” location with me every day. I miss them. Not only Memorial Weekend but every day I miss them. I am proud and honored to have known Jim. 3d Platoon, Delta was truly a brotherhood! !

“Delta 36” Dennis Dodd

Jimmy was my squad leader who was responsible for my becoming an RTO instead of point man!  I thought I would not be able to handle it because of my size, but Jimmy helped me out of more canals, rice paddies, and muddy river banks than I can ever remember. God bless his memory!

Ron McCants

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Powers, Ronald Eugene
Home of Record (official): PLAINVIEW, IL
Date of Birth: Saturday, June 12, 1948
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Rank: PFC
Serial Number: 56593483
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11C10
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Thursday, September 5, 1968
Date of Casualty: Friday, October 4, 1968
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Misadventure (possibly friendly fire) (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Dinh Tuong
The Wall: Panel 41W - Row 007

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Shaw, William Frederick J.
Home of Record (official): COLUMBIA, SC
Date of Birth: Monday, September 12, 1949
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Rank: SGT
Serial Number: 250867102
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B40
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Saturday, March 21, 1970
Date of Casualty: Thursday, August 6, 1970
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 08W - Row 089

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Sibayan, Franklin Daniel
Home of Record (official): WAIPAHU, HI
Date of Birth: Thursday, April 12, 1945
Sex: Male
Race: Mongolian
Marital Status: Single
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 576443967
Component: Selective Service
Posthumous promotion as indicated
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Friday, May 30, 1969
Date of Casualty: Monday, July 28, 1969
Age at time of loss: 24
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Long An
The Wall: Panel 20W - Row 067

Frank Sibayan: Frank had ambitions and dreams. Although most of us were Selective Service (drafted) and had no idea or plans for a future, Frank knew what he wanted to do with his life. SERVICE to his Hawaii. As a curious and inquisitive person, I had a problem with moving forward in the column to see what was going on. The routine was that Frank would tap me on the shoulder and ask, “Hey, 36, who’s point man, you or me?” Then he would give the thumb sign to get back where I belonged. I carry Frank and Jim Moore and their “Wall” location with me every day. I miss them. Not only Memorial Weekend but every day I miss them. I am proud and honored to have known Frank. 3d Platoon, Delta was truly a brotherhood! !

“Delta 36” Dennis Dodd

Frankie and I, along with Ronald Cunningham, arrived at Delta co. in early June, 1969. As we walked in the door they made Frankie the pointman, gave Ronnie the thumpgun and me, the radio. Frankie was shot when we walked into an ambush on July 18, 1969. He had just graduated from law school and our platoon sergeant, Ron Payne, remembers Frankie's ambition was to become the first senator from Hawaii. We were best friends and it's hard to believe our friendship lasted only a little over a month. He was a great guy and I'll never forget him.

Gerry Lott

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Swane, Brian Edward
Home of Record (official): MASSAPEQUA, NY
Date of Birth: Thursday, February 17, 1949
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 11834521
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B20
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Wednesday, January 8, 1969
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, May 6, 1969
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Long An
The Wall: Panel 25W - Row 015

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White, Oscar Lee
Home of Record (official): CARR, CO
Date of Birth: Tuesday, July 6, 1948
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
Rank: SSG
Serial Number: 521685545
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E6
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Tuesday, May 20, 1969
Date of Casualty: Thursday, July 10, 1969
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Hoa Nghia
The Wall: Panel 21W - Row 096


Oscar Lee White. Born July 6, 1948 and Killed July 10, 1969.

Sgt. White was with Delta Company less than two months before he died in action.  That was not enough time for many of us to get to know him well.  In the short time he was with the company my impression of him was that he was a good soldier and a fair minded individual.  When we read his name at the reunion I thought of him and wondered about his life before Vietnam.  Upon my return from the reunion I did some research and, with the help of a sympathetic librarian from the Weld County Library in Greeley, Co., obtained an obituary on Sgt. White.

White had married in February of 1969.  Both he and his wife were graduates of Highland High School.  Sgt. White graduated in 1967 and had lettered in football, basketball and baseball.  He entered the Army in May of 1968 and the article states that he had been in Vietnam only 7 weeks before being killed.  Funeral services were held in the gymnasium of Highland High School and he was buried in the Eaton Cemetery with a military honor guard in attendance.

White was survived by his wife, his parents and three sisters.

In my own small way I wished to pay my respects to one of our fallen comrades with this memorial.

Walter Ronaghan

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Woodall, Charles Minor Jr.
Home of Record (official): TOWN CREEK, AL
Date of Birth: Wednesday, November 17, 1943
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 12940836
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B20
Major Organization: 9th Infantry Division
Start of Tour: Wednesday, November 27, 1968
Date of Casualty: Saturday, January 25, 1969
Age at time of loss: 25
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Kien Tuong
The Wall: Panel 34W - Row 081

Respectfully submitted by his only daughter, Misty D. Woodall,

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