Gregory Jackson Franklin
Private First Class
B TRP, 3RD SQDN, 4TH CAVALRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Winchester, Virginia
July 01, 1949 to February 12, 1979
(Incident Date November 27, 1968)
GREGORY J FRANKLIN is on the Wall at Panel W37, Line 41

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During the Vietnam War there was no overriding reason to keep close track of names of the men and women who died as a result of military service in the war zone. A decade after the withdrawal of US forces, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was approved for construction. The service branches went back through their records to identify our dead by name.

Inevitably some men who should have been named on the "Wall" were not. Over the years additional names have been inscribed on the Wall - some were men who died after the war as a result of wounds received in the war, and others were men whose names were overlooked in earlier years.

The Department of Defense approved having his name etched on the Wall during May 2014, along with 13 other names. His name was placed somewhere near the names of those who died the same day.

Details of events on 27 November 1968 are from the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Daily Staff Journal:

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PFC GREGORY JACKSON FRANKLIN

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PFC GREGORY JACKSON FRANKLIN

PFC Gregory J. Franklin, B Troop was wounded in action on 11/27/1968 and died of those wounds on 2/12/79.

PFC Franklin was finally laid to rest in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester Virginia.


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