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Spec Gene Freeman

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Spec Gene Freeman

Birth
Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA
Death
30 Nov 1968 (aged 18)
Quảng Bình, Vietnam
Burial
Connelly Springs, Burke County, North Carolina, USA Add to Map
Plot
Freeman
Memorial ID
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SP4 Gene Freeman, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Hickory, NC.

Specialist Four Gene Freeman was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SP4 Freeman served our country until November 30th, 1968 in Binh Dinh, South Vietnam. He was 18 years old and was not married. It was reported that Gene died when his vehicle crashed. His body was recovered. SP4 Freeman is on panel 37W, line 010 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

He was my best Friend in Vietnam. We were ace buddies. He was like a brother to me. We did everything together. He was almost as close to me as the Lord when I was in Vietnam. Royal Bannerman, 115 John Pickett Rd, Maple Hill, NC 28454.

I noticed a grave site with an Angel on either side of the headstone in the cemetery up the street from my home. Later, in 1987, I noticed they were laying on their side. I stopped and walked to the grave to upright the angels. There I read your name. I was struck by what I discovered. You were a Vietnam Soldier, who died way too young, like so many others.. You were 18, only a year younger than I was that day. I wrote down all your info and began to research all that I could. I went back later and planted flowers at your grave. I learned more about the Vietnam War, than I could have imagined. A few years later I traveled to DC and found your name on the wall and saved a rubbing of it. And today, years later... You came to my mind for the first time in a long time. I decided to research your name online, and found out more details. Of all days... you passed away 37 years ago, Today. I believe you were coming through me today.. reminding me. I have been supportive of our troops, but desperately want them home. This has gone on too long. I hope in some way you will know these things, How sad I am that you and so many others died, and were not welcomed home as you should have all received a Hero's welcome. For all you heros, Thank you for everything, you and every soldier ever sacrificed for your country, it's honor and the safety of it's people. I look forward to meeting you someday in person, when I get to Heaven. Respectfully yours, Sir. Mary E. Dunbar.

He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Army Commendation Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal and The National Defense Service Medal.



SP4 Gene Freeman, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Hickory, NC.

Specialist Four Gene Freeman was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SP4 Freeman served our country until November 30th, 1968 in Binh Dinh, South Vietnam. He was 18 years old and was not married. It was reported that Gene died when his vehicle crashed. His body was recovered. SP4 Freeman is on panel 37W, line 010 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

He was my best Friend in Vietnam. We were ace buddies. He was like a brother to me. We did everything together. He was almost as close to me as the Lord when I was in Vietnam. Royal Bannerman, 115 John Pickett Rd, Maple Hill, NC 28454.

I noticed a grave site with an Angel on either side of the headstone in the cemetery up the street from my home. Later, in 1987, I noticed they were laying on their side. I stopped and walked to the grave to upright the angels. There I read your name. I was struck by what I discovered. You were a Vietnam Soldier, who died way too young, like so many others.. You were 18, only a year younger than I was that day. I wrote down all your info and began to research all that I could. I went back later and planted flowers at your grave. I learned more about the Vietnam War, than I could have imagined. A few years later I traveled to DC and found your name on the wall and saved a rubbing of it. And today, years later... You came to my mind for the first time in a long time. I decided to research your name online, and found out more details. Of all days... you passed away 37 years ago, Today. I believe you were coming through me today.. reminding me. I have been supportive of our troops, but desperately want them home. This has gone on too long. I hope in some way you will know these things, How sad I am that you and so many others died, and were not welcomed home as you should have all received a Hero's welcome. For all you heros, Thank you for everything, you and every soldier ever sacrificed for your country, it's honor and the safety of it's people. I look forward to meeting you someday in person, when I get to Heaven. Respectfully yours, Sir. Mary E. Dunbar.

He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Army Commendation Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal and The National Defense Service Medal.





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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: Jan 20, 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17595578/gene-freeman: accessed ), memorial page for Spec Gene Freeman (8 Mar 1950–30 Nov 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 17595578, citing Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery, Connelly Springs, Burke County, North Carolina, USA; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744).