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  SP4 Douglas Wayne Stegall    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
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, SP4 Douglas Wayne Stegall, who died in the service of his country on March 12th, 1967 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Douglas was 20 years of age. He was from Dundee, Texas. Douglas is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 16E, Line 70.

The decorations earned by SP4 Douglas Wayne Stegall 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.

Douglas was born at Nacogdoches, Texas and grew-up in Dundee. He is buried in the Dundee Cemetery.

After all these years, you are not forgotten brother. I love and miss you and will never forget you and the loss of you as my brother. Thank you Doug for all the good times we shared. Thank you for being my big brother. I know you are with me today looking out for myself and my family. Thank you for serving our country with honor. Help me to heal from the wounds, I also received in Vietnam. Your death pushed me into the war, I am still at war in my mind today. May the battle be over for me and all our buddies who served our country during all the wars. Let there be peace for all of us, in our heart and minds. Thank you, Doug. I love you. Your brother, Hank.
Posted by: Hank-Henry E. Stegall