PFC Lawrence Daniel Harvey

PFC Lawrence Daniel Harvey

Birth
Death 12 May 1969 (aged 18)
Vietnam
Burial O'Connor, Greeley County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 16256011 · View Source
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His name appears on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Panel 35W Line 65

Lawrence Daniel Harvey, Private First Class, United States Army, Assigned to "A" Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry, 1st infantry Division. Arrived "in country" on 3-19-1969 and was killed in action at Binh Long Province, South Vietnam.

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The Wolbach Messenger, Thursday, May 22, 1969, page 1, transcribed by Linda Berney:

Pfc L. D. Harvey Killed in Action -
Funeral services for Pfc Lawrence D. Harvey, 18, who was killed in action last week in Vietnam, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Visitation at O'Connor.

The Rev. Robert Foster of Valentine, a cousin of the victim, will officiate at the requiem mass.

Burial will be in O'Connor Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion post of Greeley.

Pfc Harvey was a 1968 graduate of Greeley Sacred Heart High School. He entered the Army October 8, 1968 and had served in Vietnam since March 18 of this year.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Harvey of Greeley; four sisters, Mrs. Jerry (Lu Ann) Hoase of Falls City, Mrs. Larry (Connie) Fishell of Papillion, Mrs. Gary (Martha) Medbery of Thedford, and Debra at home; three brothers, Tom, John E. and Dennis all at home and a grandmother, Mrs. Alma Harvey of Lincoln.

Pfc. Harvey is the first Vietnam war casualty from Greeley County.
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From The Wolbach Messenger, May 29, 1969:
......Greeley business firms were closed until 1 o'clock for the funeral. Flags flew at half-mast over the State Capitol and the Governor's Mansion Friday in honor of Pfc Harvey and also Pfc Lynn J. Wieser of Gothenburg, who was killed the same day.

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The Wolbach Messenger, September 25, 1969, page 1:
Awards received posthumously included the Bronze Star Medal with first Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal. Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Badge with rifle bar, Sharpshooter Badge with machine gun bar and Marksman Badge with automatic rifle bar.


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  • Maintained by: Kay Cynova
  • Originally Created by: LF
  • Added: 20 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16256011
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Lawrence Daniel Harvey (15 Jun 1950–12 May 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16256011, citing O'Connor Cemetery, O'Connor, Greeley County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Kay Cynova (contributor 47064119) .