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  SP4 Carl David Flower    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"

3rd Brigade Headquarters
and Long Range Recon

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 Carl David Flower, who died in the service of his country on May 31st, 1967 in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Carl was 21 years of age. He was from Rio Linda, California.

The decorations earned by SP4 Carl David Flower include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Bronze Star, 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.

LRRP Team 3-A

(His BSM Citation)

The Bronze Star Medal is Presented Posthumously to Specialist Four Carl D Flower

For meritorious service in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. From January 1966 to May 1967 Specialist Four Flower distinguished himself while serving as a Baker in HHC, 3rd Brigade Task Force, 25th Division and later as a member of the Brigade's Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Platoon. While serving as a baker, Specialist Four Flower performed his duties in an outstanding manner, demonstrating an enthusiastic spirit and exceptional devotion to duty. Felling that he could better serve his country by remaining in Vietnam, he extended his tour and then volunteered for the LRRPs. Once again showing what could be accomplished by diligence and application, Specialist Four Flower quickly became one of the most valuable members of the patrol. Through his professional ability he contributed immeasurably to every mission in which he participated. He was mortally wounded while on patrol on 30 May 1967. Specialist Four Flower's actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the United States Army.