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  SP4 Gregory Allen Parsons    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"

Charlie 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, SP4 Gregory Allen Parsons, who died in the service of his country on February 19th, 1970 in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Gregory was 23 years of age. He was from Ada, Minnesota. Gregory is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 13W, Line 33.

The decorations earned by SP4 Gregory Allen Parsons include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, 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.

Gregory is buried in the Ada, MN Public Cemetery

Melissa Hennen
477 Jean St., Apt. A Oakland CA 94610 USA
Gregory Allen Parsons was my dad :-) I feel him in my heart every time I look in my sons eyes. His legacy lives on in me, his only surviving daughter, and his two grandchildren. He is missed, loved, and cherished.
Jun 5, 2010

Terry Teiken
College Friend
Memorial Day 2008
I worked with Greg at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Moorhead, MN during my college years at Moorhead State. Greg was a great guy with a fantastic sense of humor. I served in the Army and did my own tour of duty in Vietnam shortly after Greg's passing. Time eases the pain, memories come and go, but the loss is forever. Rest in peace my friend.
May 24, 2008