Norman A Renfro

Army of the United States
04 January 1943 - 03 March 1967
Oakland, California
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


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12 Feb 2000

Norman A Renfro

Norman was my loving big brother. I barely knew him but what memories I do have are ones of pride.

One of my fondest memories of Norman was the day he surprised me by showing up at my grammar school all dressed up in his uniform. I wanted all the kids to see my big brother. I was so proud of him.

He died for his belief in doing what was right in Vietnam. He died doing the only thing he ever wanted to do and that was being a soldier.

He will always be close to my heart.

"Little Sister" Debbie,

12 Mar 2000

Norman A Renfro

I wish I could have known him.
I never even got to call him dad.
I have always been so proud of him.
I know he has always watched over me.

I would love to hear from guys who knew my Dad.


15 Jun 2006

To have a brother is special. To have him as a best friend is priceless. We shared a lot of special memories. You are always with me. I love you, Norman.

Rose Marie Leontini

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, lost 20 men as the result of an action east of Kontum on 03 March 1967. The action began when a platoon from Charlie Company was ambushed and continued when additional forces were inserted to recover the trapped men. Ninteen were killed in the action; one died the following day of wounds received:
  • A Company
  • C Company
    • 1LT Welborn A. Callahan, Columbus, GA
    • SSG Melvin C. Gaines, Los Angeles, CA
    • SSG Angel P. Saez-Ramirez, Orocovis, PR
    • SGT John R. Stalter, Pico Rivera, CA
    • SP4 Moses Green, Jamaica, NY, medic, HHC with C/2/503
    • PFC Charles B. Alandt, Royal Oak, MI
    • PFC Lionel S. Anthony, Los Angeles, CA (DoW 03/04/1967)
    • PFC Charles H. Bennett, Fayetteville, NC
    • PFC Paul W. Curran, East Milton, MA
    • PFC Micheal J. Drake, Stanford, FL
    • PFC Michael L. Ebald, Philadelphia, PA
    • PFC Earl S. Garrison, Brunswick, ME
    • PFC James A. Skiles, New Brunswick, NJ
    • PFC Selvester J. Vasques, Los Angeles, CA
    • PFC Herbert Wilson, New York, NY
    • PVT Lawrence Strack, Richmond Hill, NY

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister,
Debra Wruck

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Feb 2000
Last updated 07/01/2006