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  SP4 Floyd Gwen Savell    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
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 Floyd Gwen Savell, who died in the service of his country on February 14th, 1967 in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Floyd was 20 years of age. He was from Boise, Idaho. Floyd is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 15E, Line 30.

The decorations earned by SP4 Floyd Gwen Savell 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.

David Braswell


1733 Wadsworth Drive

Cayce, SC 29033 USA

To my Fallen Brother, I will never forget you.Floyd was my Ammo bearer on the M60. Valentines Day, 1967. Our unit was going up a draw and we were ambushed by heavy machine gun fire from both sides. I got my M-60 tangled up in briars and had a hard time getting it loose. The air was full of bullets from the enemy. I have scars on both legs from the briars. I shoulder fired my M-60 and knocked one of my own teeth out. After returning fire, the enemy knew as usual that it wouldn`t be long before air strikes were called in. The shooting ceased as the enemy must have took off over the mountain. We finally got back down the draw and called in Medivac and Air Strikes. I caught a bullet in the brim of my nose, but nothing serious. Floyd caught a fatal round. Anyone having knowledge of any of his family please contact me. I called all the Savells in his home state. None of them were related to him. A Valentines day I will never forget. May my Fallen Brother rest in peace.