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  PFC Harry Edward Taylor    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Bravo Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Harry Edward Taylor, who died in the service of his country on March 6th, 1967 in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Harry was 19 years of age. He was from Hempstead, New York. Harry is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 16E, Line 32.

The decorations earned by PFC Harry Edward Taylor include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Harry was the Outstanding Trainee for his cycle at Fort Gordon, Ga, Company B, 4th Battalion, 2nd Brigade.

Donna Portuese-Johnson
250 Pethel Road
China Grove, NC 28023 USA
Always in my heart.
Harry was my high school sweetheart, fiancee and soul mate. He always had a lot of energy and was a lot of fun to be with. I have missed him for a long time.

Peter Campanella
Worked for me briefly in the 1960's
25 maple Ct
Copiague, NY 11726 USA
Harry was a young kid and had everything, tall blond good looking and once you met him you do not forget. RIP Harry.

I was a friend of Harry at Carey H.S. We ate lunch together every day. I lost track of him after graduation. Years later I heard that he was a casualty of war, but I never really believed it until I looked his name up on the "Virtual Wall".
I am now really mourning him for the first time, 35 years later. Harry and I were never close, just high school chums. I always thought that he was a nice guy. I miss him.

Posted by: Mike Speranza / Class of '65