|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1948, USA|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 1969, Vietnam|
Born in Missouri.
SP5 326 Med BN 101 ABN Div
BSM & OLC-AM & 4 OLC - ARCOM
Steven E. Arnold was drafted into the U.S. Army while married and living in Holden, Missouri. Steve was born Oct. 2, 1948 and was killed in Quang Tri, South Vietnam on Sunday, Oct. 5, 1969. Steve was the second loss to our small town from the Vietnam War, and it was a very sad day when his parents and family and all of the community of Holden received word of his loss.
Steve was a Combat Medic and died in a chopper crash on a stormy night going to pick up a wounded comrade.
Steve always had a smile on his face. Steve was a very well liked boy by everyone who knew him. His family owned a store called "Holden Sundries" which had a restaurant in the back and a lot of the kids use to hang out there after school.
His parents and family really miss Steve, still today they will put a remembrance in the local Holden Newspaper on his birthday.
Steve's Mother, Wilma, said that Steve's unit in Vietnam use to call him "Screamin' Jesus" because when he would leave on a mission he would scream to have that hootch clean by the time he got back. She also said he was with the 326th Medical Battalion Air Ambulance as a Combat Medic, attached to the 101st Airborne Division. She said when he got a chance that he really loved to go visit the orphans and give them bubble gum that she had sent him.
Steve received the Bronze Star Medal w/OLC, Air Medal with 5 OLCs , Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Medic Badge, and 2 Marksman Badges.
Steve, we all miss you, especially your Mother and your family and thanks so much for our freedom.
Ernest Arnold (1923 - 1998)
Wilma Arnold (1925 - 2006)
Maintained by: betty wells
Originally Created by: Roger Vick
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
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