George W Childress

Army of the United States
21 February 1947 - 23 July 1967
Holcomb, Missouri
Panel 23E Line 109


Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for George W Childress

27 Dec 2004

George Childress died bravely in Bien Hoa Province. He was carrying an M-60 machine gun and when a sniper fired at his patrol he ran toward the area where the sniper was to fire his machine gun. He stepped on a land mine. I was carrying the ammo for George that day. The short time that I knew George I found him to be a wonderful and kind man.

Dennis McQuade

22 Oct 2007

George was my classmate, class of 1965, Holcomb, Missouri. I have through the years visited his grave at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, but not for a long time now. But he is often in my thoughts, another kid from a small town, who died a long way from home, in another war, now mostly forgotten, even by those who should have remembered well its lessons. I have lived these 40 years longer than George, but I have never forgotten him and never will. I still have my yearbook from that time when we graduated, in which he wrote not to forget him. He was a poor boy, who picked cotton like I did, who left a wife who I never knew and a son who bore his name. He was my friend in that time. He will always be in my heart.

Phil Pruett
Costa Rica

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow soldier in Vietnam,
Dennis (Butts) McQuade
1813 Rutledge Street, Madison Wi 53704

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 1 Jan 2005
Last updated 02/20/2008