Gregg Francis Steimel

Army of the United States
12 August 1950 - 31 July 1970
Wright, Kansas
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Distinguished Service Cross

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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31 Jul 2001

To my hero who gave his life to save mine.

It's been 31 years today that you gave it your all.
You will not be forgotten and you will always be in my heart.

Rest in peace.
Sgt Ronald (Festus) Hughes
6806 Notre Dame, Austin, Tx. 78723

14 May 2003

My father Ron knew you back in the time of the Vietnam War. I am making a trip to Washington D.C. with my school in Ohio. I will be honoring you by collecting a rubbing of your name from the Vietnam Wall to put in my D.C. Scrapbook. Anyone who knows this man that died very young - he is a true hero. He not only fought in a war but he gave his life to save another.

From a friend's daughter,

25 Dec 2004


You were to be my second cousin if you would have made it home. I feel sad that we were never able to meet, everyone in our family has talked a lot about you and the good person you were. My father Glenn was there with you in Vietnam. He was lucky enough to make it home, but he never stopped talking about the man you were and how proud he was that the two of you had served your country.

Gregg, you will always be a special part of our family history and we will never forget you. You are loved by all of us.

From a second cousion,
Carrie Mize

P.S. To anyone who reads this and would like more information on Gregg, I have some info that might help and lots of family stories about him.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

C Company, 2/12th Infantry, lost two men on 31 July 1970 - SGT William E. Austin, Lenoir, NC, and SGT Gregg F. Steimel.

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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