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Corp Harold Hugh Welch
Birth: Sep. 20, 1946
Shelby
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1968
Bin Thang, Vietnam

CPL Harold Hugh Welch, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Shelby, NC.

Corporal Harold Hugh Welch was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, CPL Welch served our country until January 29th, 1968 in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Harold died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Harold was born on September 20th, 1946 in Shelby, North Carolina. CPL Welch is on panel 35E, line 064 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

He was a childhood friend and classmate at Kings Mountain High School. Harold was so happy to serve in the Army. I remember the day he left to go to Vietnam, myself and Tommy Day wished him well, and to stay safe. January of 68 we got word that Harold had been killed, it was so sad. Tommy and Myself both got drafted later that year. Harold, I salute you and thank you for giving me the pleasure of knowing you for 20 years. You will never be forgotten. Bobby Ernst, 803 Third St, Kings Mountain NC 28086.

He was the brother of Mr Richard P Welch Jr, 5060 Midpine Street, Kings Mountain, NC.

He served with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), 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.

 
 
Burial:
Mountain Rest Cemetery
Kings Mountain
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Feb 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17817692
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