Paul Frederick Little

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
08 July 1947 - 19 June 1969
New York, New York
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Silver Star

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star (4 awards), Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (2 awards), National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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09 Oct 2007

My brother, nicknamed Buzz, was the middle of three sons. He reluctantly went off to war in January 1969 at a time when many of his contemporaries went north to Canada. He did not believe in this war, but never the less felt obligated to his duty. During his 6 months in combat, he was awarded 4 Bronze Stars and 2 Army Commendation Medals for bravery. On his fateful search and destroy mission on 6/19 he was also awarded the Silver Star, the 2nd family member to receive that award. My Dad also received for his heroism in World War 2.

As the youngest son, Buzz was a great role model for me. We had planned to attend college together after his discharge. His death has left an empty space in our family's lives that will never be filled. My mother and father never recovered from his loss, and were shells of their former selves. Both have since passed on and have hopefully reunited with Buzz in afterlife.

Almost 40 years later, I still think of Buzz often and find it difficult to hold back a tear when talking of him to family or friends. I sometimes think how different our lives would have become if Buzz had driven the NY Thruway north to Toronto.

I would welcome any thoughts from those who may have served with Buzz during his tour Jan 3 to Jun 19, 1969. My email is

From his brother,
Chip Little

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C Company, 4/39th Infantry, lost two men to a boobytrap on 19 June 1969 - SP4 Paul F. Little and SGT James T. Woods of Ferguson, North Carolina.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Chip Little

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 09 Oct 2007
Last updated 12/01/2010