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Sgt Gary Wayne Ericson
Birth: Jan. 5, 1947
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1970, Vietnam

Sgt. U.S. Army, Vietnam War-Sgt. Ericson was killed in action on his 23rd Birthday on 1-5-1970 when he stepped on a land mine near Cu Chi while serving as an {11B20} Infantryman with Co. B of the 1st Battalion of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Sgt. Ericson started his tour of Vietnam on August 1, 1969.

He is the son of Mrs. Rose Ann {Talbot} Ericson of Galesburg, Illinois, and the husband of Mrs. Joyce {Reynolds} Ericson of Galesburg, and they were marrried there on April 20, 1968. He is a 1965 graduate of Galesburg H.S., and was employed by the Midwest Manufacturing Corp. in town before his enlistment in the Army in 1968.

He does leave one brother, Ronald of Galesburg, and four sisters, Miss Janet and Miss Debbie of Galesburg, Mrs. George {Sharon} Wellerow of Peoria, Illinois, and Mrs. Ray {Cynthia} Garcia of El Monte, California.

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with One Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal.

Footnote: His father, Jean S. Ericson, died on May 1, 1962.

 
 
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  Rose Ann Talbot Ericson (1921 - 2011)
 
Burial:
Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Family Plot
GPS (lat/lon): 41.01292, -90.38449
 
Created by: David C. Henderson
Record added: Apr 19, 2012
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Sgt Gary Wayne Ericson
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- Jamie reed
 Added: Nov. 7, 2014
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Sep. 19, 2012
 
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