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  PFC Harlan Ray Slusser    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 Harlan Ray Slusser, who died in the service of his country on June 14th, 1967 in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Grenade Thrown Into LP. At the time of his death Harlan was 19 years of age. He was from Burkburnett, Texas. Harlan is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 21E, Line 102.

The decorations earned by PFC Harlan Ray Slusser 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.

Someone who laughs at your little coos, consoles your little booboos. Holds your hand when a boy breaks your heart, claps at your graduation from the very start. Carries you down the wedding isle in your beautiful white dress, and makes a smile when you say yes! Holds your new born baby boy, then glows from his tears of joy. These things I never had. For you never knew YOU were becoming a dad.
Posted by: Tonya Rae Slusser-Leggett Simmons

Frank Lloyd Simmons
School Friend
P.O. BOX 1994
Rockport, TX 78381 USA
Harlan, I remember the good times - playing football together since we started Pee Wee League on up to high school in Burkburnett. Then in my sophmore year I moved to the big city of Fort Worth, finished high school there, and joined the Navy just before you joined the Army. Our small hometown remembers you especially your old team mates. The Moving Wall is coming to my home, Rockport, TX, this October, brother. I will see you then from my side of the Wall. Share with me your peace. Your old friend, Frank Lloyd Simmons Lieutenant Commander, USN-Retired