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  PFC Vincent Gerald Moeller    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"

Alpha Company
2nd 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 Vincent Gerald Moeller, who died in the service of his country on June 19th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Vincent was 21 years of age. He was from New York, New York. Vincent is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 8E, Line 62.

The decorations earned by PFC Vincent Gerald Moeller 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.

Vincent is buried in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Section R, Site 959

(His Bronze Star for Heroism Citation)

General Orders 121, Award of The Bronze Star for Heroism, 25th Division, 1 September 1966

For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Moeller distinguished himself by heroic actions on 19 June 1966, during a fire fight with NVA in the Ia Drang river valley near the Cambodian border. Private First Class Moeller was part of a reaction force sent to relieve enemy pressure on a squad that was engaged by a numerically superior force of NVA. Upon arrival at the scene of the action, Private First Class Moeller quickly perceived the situation. Realizing the necessity of establishing a heavy base of fire so that he and his comrades might regain the advantage, he moved to an open and exposed position where he could see and bring fire upon the enemy. Without regard for his own personal safety, Private First Class Moeller braved a hail of enemy bullets and brought devastating fire upon the NVA. In the course of this action, he fell, mortally wounded. However, his inspirational courage and selflessness in the face of a numerically superior enemy force did much to relieve the pressure on his comrades and was instrumental in permitting his squad to accomplish its mission. Private First Class Moeller's conduct is in keeping with the highest tradition of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.