Earl Elester Irving, Jr

Specialist Four
B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
26 July 1946 - 11 September 1966
East St Louis, IL
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25 INF DIV

5TH INF RGT
Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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Earl E Irving

Earl is the one bent over with the tipparillo cigar in his mouth. The picture was taken at the B Company EM club at Cu Chi Base Camp in early 1966.

Earl was one you would want along side of you when the shooting started. He could hold his own and more. He loved tipperillo cigars, was constantly reading paperback books, and loathed the C Ration pound cake. With all the hoopla about September 11, 2001 it is ironic that he died on September 11, 1966 and not much was said. He was killed when a barrage of US 105mm was dumped on the second platoon of B Company.

Text and photo courtesy of
Larry Hazima


REMEMBERED

by his comrades in the
5th Inf Rgt

5th Infantry - the Bobcats




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