The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Timothy Easley, who died in the service of his country on March 21st, 1967 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Multi-Frag. At the time of his death Timothy was 22 years of age. He was from New York, New York. Timothy is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 17E, Line 1.
The decorations earned by PFC Timothy Easley 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.
Timothy is buried in the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. Section 2B Site 32B
Award of the Bronze Star for Heroism, General Orders Number 935, 4th Inf Div
For heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. On 21 March 1967, Private First Class Easley was serving as a Rifleman with the 3rd Platoon of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry, which was on a search and destroy mission in Kontum Province. While moving over dense, heavily vegetated terrain, his unit was engaged by a numerically superior enemy force. Private First Class Easley, reacting instantly, returned the fire and took cover. Realizing that he could not fire well from his position, Private First Class Easley, disregarding his safety, moved to another position to deliver accurate fire on the enemy. It was during this daring act of bravery that Private First Class Easley was mortally wounded. Private First Class Easley's actions effectively reduced the fire power of the enemy and inspired the men around him, greatly contributing to the success of his unit's mission. Private First Class Easley's personal bravery and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.