Warren Stuart Hall

Second Lieutenant
Army of the United States
02 March 1945 - 17 January 1970
New Brighton, Minnesota
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Warren Stuart Hall

14 Nov 2007

Warren and I met In Minneapolis in June, 1968 on the morning we were leaving for Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Two small-town boys wondering how we got into this fine mess. Little did we know . . .

We were roommates there. We stayed at Fort Dix for AIT although we were not in the same unit. Our barracks were next to each other. We both attended OCS at Fort Benning, Georgia and again were roommates there. Our orders to Vietnam were separated by two weeks. We last saw each other briefly at Jungle School in Panama. He was leaving and I was arriving. In Vietnam he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and I went to the 25th Infantry Division. On a very broken by static phone call from Cu Chi to Minneapolis, my wife, who had pinned Warren's 2LT bars on him at Fort Benning, informed me that Warren had been killed. Hard to believe. As Billy Joel sang, "Only the good die young"!!!

Warren was a good friend. He had a quiet presence and a great sense of humor. He was well liked by all who knew him; respected by all. His respect was earned through his hard work, loyalty to his comrades and calm presence in the Army chaos. I am sure he was a good officer and respected by those he led. Neither of us was excited by our military experience, but despite that, Warren served with honor and dignity.

His loss is a nation's loss; one of many. His memory still invokes tears as well as a smile. I am honored to have known him as a friend, even for such a short time. His family needs to be proud!


From a friend, Basic and OCS roommate,,
Steven Peterson
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 17 Jan 1970 D Company, 1/501st Infantry, lost four men to a booby trap in the vicinity of FSB JACK about 10 kilometers wouthwest of Camp Evans. They were
  • 2LT Warren S. Hall, New Brighton, MN;
  • SGT James E. Lakins, Henryville, IN;
  • SP4 Robert H. Miller, West Chicago, IL; and
  • PFC David A. Sweet, Dayton, OH.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend, Basic and OCS roommate,
Steven Peterson
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 14 Nov 2007
Last updated 11/18/2007