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IN HONOR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO
SERVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR. THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AND OF
THOSE WHO REMAIN MISSING ARE INSCRIBED IN THE ORDER THEY WERE TAKEN FROM US.

OUR NATION HONORS THE COURAGE, SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY AND COUNTRY OF
ITS VIETNAM VETERANS. THIS MEMORIAL WAS BUILT WITH PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. NOVEMBER 11, 1982) at the bottom of 1W (last 18 names
listed are from May 15, 1975)

MARVIN EARL BELL
Air Force - SSGT - E5
Age - 26
Date of Birth - Jul 27, 1943
From - BLYTHEVILLE , ARKANSAS

GARVIN WAYNE DILL
Army - SGT - E5
1st Cav Division (AMBL)
Age - 21
Date of Birth - Jan 02, 1949
From - MANILA , ARKANSAS

CARL JEROME MILLER
Navy - HM3 - E4
Age - 22
Date of Birth - Jun 27, 1946
From - MANILA , ARKANSAS

SAMUEL LEE MODESITT
Army - SSGT - E5
Age - 25
Date of Birth - Jul 23, 1941
From - MANILA , ARKANSAS

WILLIE B BRADFORD
Army - SP4 - E4
1st Cav Division (AMBL)
Age - 23
Date of Birth - Jul 23, 1944
From - BLYTHEVILLE , ARKANSAS

WILLIAM HENRY BROWN
Marine Corps - LCPL - E3
Age - 20
Date of Birth - Jun 11, 1948
From - BLYTHEVILLE , ARKANSAS

FREDDIE LYNN FRIAR
Army - PFC - E3
173rd Airborne Brigade
Age - 22
Date of Birth - May 10, 1944
From - BLYTHEVILLE , ARKANSAS

ROBERT EARL GRANT
Army - CPL - E4
101st Airborne Division
Age - 19
Date of Birth - Aug 17, 1949
From - BLYTHEVILLE , ARKANSAS

LARRY MILTON KELLEY
Army - SGT - E5
173rd Airborne Brigade
Age - 20
Date of Birth - Dec 07, 1948
From - BLYTHEVILLE , ARKANSAS

CHARLES F KENNEDY
Army - SGT - E5
173rd Airborne Brigade
Age - 32
Date of Birth - May 18, 1934
From - BLYTHEVILLE , ARKANSAS

HORACE VALLEY ROBINSON JR
Army - SP4 - E4
101st Airborne Division
Age - 20
Date of Birth - Jan 04, 1948
From - BLYTHEVILLE , ARKANSAS

BURNELL WILLIAMS JR
Army - SP4 - E4
101st Airborne Division
Age - 20
Date of Birth - Apr 01, 1948
From - BLYTHEVILLE , ARKANSAS

JOEL CROCKETT
Marine Corps - PFC - E2
Age - 18
Date of Birth - Oct 06, 1948
From - OSCEOLA , ARKANSAS

TOMMY JOE DIXON
Army - CPL - E4
4th Infantry Division
Age - 21
Date of Birth - Aug 10, 1947
From - OSCEOLA , ARKANSAS

BOLEN PONDEXDER MC GEE
Army - SP5 - E5
1st Cav Division (AMBL)
Age - 20
Date of Birth - May 08, 1947
From - OSCEOLA , ARKANSAS

CONNIE WAYNE PARRISH
Army - SP4 - E4
1st Cav Division (AMBL)
Age - 21
Date of Birth - Oct 24, 1948
From - OSCEOLA , ARKANSAS

DAVID F TAYLOR III
Army - 1LT - O2
Age - 24
Date of Birth - Nov 15, 1942
From - OSCEOLA , ARKANSAS

How Were The Names Obtained?

During and after the Vietnam war, the Department of Defense compiled a list
of combat zone casualties according to criteria in a 1965 Presidential
Executive Order. The Executive Order specified Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and
coastal areas as a combat zone. If the Department of Defense, acting in
accordance with these directives, considered an individual to be a Vietnam
conflict fatality or to be missing, his/her name would be included. The VVMF
verified the Department of Defense list, where possible, by cross-checking it
against the casualty data provided by the individual service branches. Each
name was then verified by the National Personnel Records Center, National
Archives and Records Service, in St. Louis, Missouri. After computer
processing, the names were checked manually for errors.

This is only a partial list of names of Vietnam veterans from Mississippi
County inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall.