SGT Lawrence Clifford Meriwether

SGT Lawrence Clifford Meriwether

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 26 Jan 1968 (aged 20)
Bình Định, Vietnam
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot N 28881 A
Memorial ID 103533515 · View Source
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Sgt Lawrence Clifford Bloom Vietnam Veteran, resident of Exeter, New Hampshire, native of New York City, NY. He was buried under his biological fathers name(Meriwether)

Sgt Lawrence Clifford Bloom was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, Sgt. Bloom served our country until January 26th 1968 in Binh Dinh, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and wasn't married. It was reported that He was killed by small arms fire. He was born in New York City, New York, on March 28th, 1947. His body was recovered. Sgt. Bloom is on panel 35E, line 036 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for more than 2 years.

Having gone to High School and worked along side you and your dad, Al, at the Exeter Inn, I want others to know of your great sense of humor, winning smile and willingness to help others. You entered the service knowing full well that you would probably end up in Viet Nam but felt you had to go for all of us. I think of you often and someday the old "Inn" gang will be all together. Patricia Daley Edgerly

I was in the same firefight. That night the VC overran the Anh Khe Air Force base. I was only a few feet away from him doing a sweep of the air field when Viet Cong fighters suddenly raised up and fired upon us. Larry fought bravely and died a hero. That night will never leave my mind. It was my first combat, experience, 18 years old kids, my innocence was gone forever. After that night I knew that you could never describe to anyone without combat experience the awful smell of death and gunpowder. In some ways Larry is the lucky one, he died instantly. If any of his relatives would like to ask me any questions, please post your contact information on the Viet Nam, Memories, Bulletin Board-Gerald Strickland

He is the Stepson of Mr. Alfred W. Bloom of Exeter, New Hampshire, and the son of Elizabeth Joan Saunders Bloom.

Sgt. Lawrence Clifford Bloom served with Alpha Company (Admin), 173rd Support Group,173rd ABN BDE, USARV.

He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal, Three Purple Hearts Medal for his combat wounds, The Army Commendation Medal, The Army Good Conduct Medals), The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal and The Vietnamese Gallantry Cross Unit Citation.


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SGT CO A
173 SUPPORT BN
VIETNAM


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  • Maintained by: Tom Reece
  • Originally Created by: DeniseL
  • Added: 13 Jan 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 103533515
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Lawrence Clifford Meriwether (28 Mar 1947–26 Jan 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 103533515, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .