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  PFC Timothy C. Abrams Jr.    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"

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 Timothy C. Abrams Jr., who died in the service of his country on January 3rd, 1967 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Storm-Related. At the time of his death Timothy was 20 years of age. He was from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Timothy is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 13E, Line 112.

The decorations earned by PFC Timothy C. Abrams Jr. 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.

Timothy is buried in the Cedar Oak Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, AL

According to his Report of Casualty, Timothy died when high winds blew a stone structure on to the tent in which he was sleeping in the Company Area in the Mang Yang Pass. Here is Ken Whitmier's memory of the incident; Ken was 2/35th TOC NCOIC at the time.
"Yes, I remember Tim Abrams, he was a battalion driver, He was a real nice kid and a very respectful young man. This happened in the TOC area on Hwy 19. The weather had been very cold with high winds. We were all trying to stay warm and out of the high winds when the tragic accident happened. There was a standing wall made of cinder blocks that had been a part of an old house or store. The tent was erected on the wrong side of that wall and high winds blew the wall onto the tent."