Garland Dale Floyd

Army of the United States
13 March 1949 - 03 July 1969
El Sobrante, California
Panel 21W Line 052

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Garland Dale Floyd

11 Feb 2005

He chose to go,
He did not run.
An American Hero,
Our Beloved Son.

Our Precious Dale. The day that we answered that Military knock on our door it led us on a dazed and mournful walk and now your Spirit lives on in our hearts and souls and we will remember You forever and always. Precious memories of your young life, Your Love of Country, Your Loyalty to the Men you served with, Your Bravery in Battle sustain us. We Honor You and we are proud and content knowing that we will be together again far Beyond Our Sunset Glow.

Dad & Mom, Brother Gary, Sisters Roxann & Debra

16 Feb 2005

I never knew him, but I have the honor of sharing his name. I was born nearly 4 years after Dale Floyd died. His sacrifice allowed me to be born free. I never knew him, but he is my uncle. I never knew him, but I feel he is a part of me, watching over me ... just as if I knew him all my life.

From his nephew,
Denver Dale Floyd

22 Feb 2005

Dale Floyd, fondly known to his brothers in combat as "Little John".

Dale and I were together in Vietnam.

What an honor to have fought alongside such a brave soldier. But the greatest honor comes from knowing that Dale was my friend.

Tony Brown

27 Feb 2005

You demonstrated leadership and bravery in your daily patrols with us, you lived life with a smile and good cheer with us and the day you made the supreme sacrifice - we all lost a part of ourselves but gained the lifetime lasting memory of you - our fellow soldier and friend.

May God bless you and your lovely family we have had the pleasure of meeting.

From a fellow soldier and medic,
Brian "Doc" Burry
9107 N. Matus, Fresno, Ca 93720

27 Feb 2005

I served with "Little John" Floyd and was with him on the day he died from small arms fire. What can one say except that he died in the service of his country hopefully for a good cause, but too young. It shouldn't have happended.

From a friend,
Alan Schaeffer

28 Feb 2005

Garland D. "Little John" Floyd was the first man I remember meeting when I arrived at 2nd Platoon and like myself everyone who met him liked him. He was a good soldier, friend and a bit of a prankster based on the tricks he played on me. I am proud to have known him and served with him.

From a friend,
Dan Holstein
2nd Plt, Delta Co, 2-60th 9th Inf. Div. 1969-70

1 Mar 2005

Dale and I grew up together and had many adventures with his brother Gary. He was a great friend to many. He was a talented musician, and had a sense of humor that would'nt stop. I know that he had to go and serve our country, he would not have had it any other way. I have no doubt that he was brave and protective of his brothers in arms. I only wish his Uncle Paul (who I grew up to marry) and I had had a chance to say GoodBye and let him know that we loved him. In my heart of hearts I know he knew it anyway, but still we can't help but wish we could have had a few more minutes of his life. In closing, I just want to say that Dale had many people who loved him and miss him still, and always will, his Mom and Dad, his brother Gary, his sisters Roxanne and Debra, uncles Paul and Doug and all the nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that Dale was a part of.

Thank you for letting me put a few of my feelings down on this page, it really helps sometimes.

Love to you always, Dale,
Uncle Paul and Marie

From his uncle and wife,
Paul and Marie Floyd
Placerville, Ca.

17 Mar 2005

I just wanted to say I never met you but I have married into your family and see the love they have had for you for 27 years. I married your cousin Rickie Brown, who always says wonderful things about you. I know you were a good brother, son, cousin, nephew and friend and soldier. I love your family and am sorry I have never had the chance to met you in person. I just wanted to let you know your family will always love you. I will met you one day and look forward to listening to your music.

Love, Debbie Brown
a cousin by marriage

25 Jul 2005

Growing up I loved you, cousin, and always looked forward to visits with you, Gary, Roxanne, Debbie, and Mom and Dad... Whether it was jumpin' in the neighborhood swimmin' hole or waterskiing at Sly Park ... My happy fond memories abound ... I've missed ya ...

Steve Stoner
Airman USN
V-1, Fly 1
Vietnam service 1969

Stephen Floyd Stoner
1552 Ash Street, Napa, Ca, 94559

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 03 July 1969 D Company, 2/60th Infantry, was engaged northeast of the Ben Luc Bridge in Long An Province. Five Americans died in the fight:
  • SSG Charles B. Dedon, Livingston, LA
  • SGT Barry L. Osborn, Brownsburg, IN
  • CPL Garland D. Floyd, El Sobrante, CA
  • PFC Thomas V. Hagemeier, Las Vegas, NV
  • PFC Rodney D. Wilson, Topeka, KS

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his mother,
Mona Floyd
11 Feb 2005

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