Johnnie William Faircloth

Staff Sergeant
Army of the United States
13 February 1939 - 18 September 1965
Cordele, Georgia
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Silver Star

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart (2 awards), Army Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

Johnnie William Faircloth

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17 Jan 1999

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.
I hope I have made him proud.

Mallon Faircloth
P. O. Box 117, Columbus, GA 31902

02 Oct 2002

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
Colonel (Ret)
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 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.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Mallon Faircloth
P. O. Box 117, Columbus, GA 31902

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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