Johnnie William FairclothStaff Sergeant
B CO, 2ND BN, 502ND INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
13 February 1939 - 18 September 1965
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The database page for Johnnie William Faircloth
Johnny volunteered at age 17 to serve his country; died 9 years later by hostile enemy fire.
He left a daughter, Lori, whom he never saw.
He was a sharp soldier; served as an Honor Guard at Arlington.
He is still my brother.
I am Mallon Faircloth, Superior Court Judge, Cordele (GA) Judicial Circuit.
This young man was first off the chopper in the first major engagement with the enemy by the 101st Airborne Division. Even though mortally wounded he stayed in the fight until his death. He received the Silver Star for his valor.
William D. Hughes
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 18 September 1965 the recently arrived 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division launched Operation GIBRALTAR, an air assault aimed at VC and North Vietnamese units headquartered at An Ninh, a tiny village located about 28 kilometers east-northeast of the Brigade's base at An Khe. A summary of the action and a list of the US servicemen who died as a result of it can be found on The Virtual Wall's "Battle of An Ninh" memorial.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 17 Jan 1999
Last updated 02/05/2008