Garland Alex Griffin, Jr

Private First Class
Army of the United States
14 February 1948 - 10 January 1968
Coolidge, Georgia
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Garland Alex Griffin, Jr

18 Jul 2007

Garland was a distant cousin but family still. I remember the day the local paper ran a news article where the Army awarded his medals to his mom and dad. I visted his mother years later and she had a beautful portait of him hanging in her house. A few days short of his 20 birthday ... it was had to say good by.

Charles Echols
Ochlocknee, Georgia

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In the first week of 1968 the 196th Infantry Brigade sent elements of three infantry battalions into the Hiep Duc Valley in Quang Tin Province - 2/1st Infantry, 3/21st Infantry, 4/31st Infantry. By 04 Jan the units were having increased contact with VC and NVA forces, culminating in a major battle on 09/10 Jan 1968. PFC Griffin's unit, Delta Company, 3/21st Infantry, lost eight men on 10 January:
  • 2LT Richard J. Seibert, Far Hills, NJ (Dist Svc Cross)
  • SGT Edwin F. Brown, Beloit, WI
  • SGT Jerome W. Ellenson, Walcott, ND
  • SGT Jeffrey Perez, Elmhurst, NY
  • CPL Charles L. Hanselman, Dearborn, MI
  • CPL Benton Michaud, Fort Kent, ME
  • PFC Francis H. Andrysiak, Glen Head, NY
  • PFC Garland A. Griffin, Coolidge, GA

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a cousin,
Charles Echols
Ochlocknee, Georgia

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 18 Jul 2007
Last updated 07/22/2007