Farrell James ViceSpecialist Four
A CO, 2ND BN, 18TH INF RGT, 1 INF DIV
Army of the United States
21 November 1947 - 24 May 1969
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The database page for Farrell James Vice
On the afternoon of 24 May 1969, Farrell was searching an area north of Lai Khe, Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam, when he was mortally wounded by fragments from an enemy booby-trap which exploded close to his location.
Farrell was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action; the Air Medal; the Purple Heart; and the Good Conduct Medal.
Prior to his death, Farrell was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Badge with rifle bar, Sharpshooter Badge with machine gun bar, and the Marksman Badge with automatic rifle bar.
Uncle Farrell is deeply loved and missed but not forgotten.
28 Aug 2003
The message below was left on the First Infantry Division Message Board for my uncle Farrell J Vice. It brings honor to his name by being not only a great soldier but also a great person. Unfortunately the person who wrote it did not leave his name.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009