PFC Calvin Ray Wilson
In memory of our fallen brother
few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds
his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Calvin Ray Wilson, who died in the service of his country on January 18th, 1967 in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Calvin was 19 years of age. He was from East Long Meadow, Massachusetts. Calvin is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 14E, Line 51.
The decorations earned by PFC Calvin Ray Wilson include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, 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.
Calvin was in the 1965 graduating class at Trade High School, East Long Meadow, MA
TOE 2HORemembering Your Smile
Calvin, how often I have thought of you through the years. I've visited your grave several times and thought what a fine young man you could have become. Your gentle spirit is missed by all those who knew and loved you. How sad that thousands of young men had to die in Viet Nam. Thirty years later, has it made a difference? I think not.
We always think of you and remember the days that we had together when you were here on this world. I hope you keep a look on me when you are sitting next to our heavenly father. I will alway miss you and keep your scarifice at hart. I love and remember you always.
Love your Cousin,
Rose Merry Burt Kampfer
Posted by: Rose Kampfer