Gary Lee Farley

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
18 August 1948 - 12 November 1967
Ravenna, Ohio
Panel 29E Line 081

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign Gary Farley

The database page for Gary Lee Farley

16 Nov 2001

In memory of Gary Lee Farley, who gave his life in service to our country on Nov. 12, 1967 in Phuoc Long, South Vietnam. Gary is the son of Don and Bertha Farley of Ravenna, Ohio. His tour of duty started on April 15, 1967. Gary was a mechanic at home before he joined the service and continued as a mechanic in the service. Gary had a girlfriend named Becky and a new car - a 1966 Ford Fairlane GT.

Don & Bertha Farley at their flagpole in July 2000.
They are very patriotic and fly the American and the
POW/MIA flags every day. Don is a veteran of World War Two.

Gary's parents stored and cared for his car for 29 years and eventually decided to sell the Fairlane. We met them at a car show and they told us about the car and about Gary. We were intrigued and interested in the car. After seeing the car and learning more of the story of Gary's short life, a special friendship with Gary's parents began and has continued to grow over the years. We purchased the car in 1996 and began showing the car in 1997.

We show this car in Gary's memory and in memory of all Vietnam Veterans. Gary has a special place in our hearts and we love sharing his story with anyone who will listen.

Gary's '66 Fairlane GT

Gary's 1966 Ford Fairlane GT in front of his parents' home.
Gary was raised in this home in Ravena, Ohio.

We have not been to The Wall in Washington, D.C. but we have seen the Traveling Wall and were deeply moved by it. Gary's name is on Panel 29E - Line 81. This memorial is just one way we have of saying thank you to Gary Farley and all the Vietnam Veterans who served there. You are appreciated and you are not forgotten.

Gene & Francie Evans

Francie Evans with the GT following a car show where the GT
took the Best of Show trophy in September 2000.

Whenever we drive and show the black 1966 Ford Fairlane GT we feel that Gary is riding with us.

With deepest appreciation,
Gene & Francie Evans

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
Gary's parents friends,
Gene & Francie Evans 
16 Nov 2001

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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