Private First Class Floyd Steve Harmon was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Harmon served our country until February 24th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was married. Floyd died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. Floyd was born on January 1st, 1944 in Banner Elk, North Carolina. PFC Harmon is on panel 05E, line 072 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.
MOS 11B40 Infantryman
Length Service 00
Unit B Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, USARV
Start Tour 8 October 1966
Incident Date 24 February 1966
Casualty Date 24 February 1966
Age at Loss 22
Location Province not reported, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Gun or small arms fire
VietnamWall Panel 05E Line 072
Burial: Beech Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Elk Park, Avery County, North Carolina, USA
I only knew him through letters. I was a kid who wrote to a soldier and learned about a war far away. I hope someone still thinks about him. I have remembered, and always will.
-Rena Van Breukelen
He was the husband of Mrs. Lois Walsh Harmon, 304M Church Street, Valdese, NC, formerly of Butler, TN. Floyd is the son of Floyd & Blanche McGuire Harmon. He was one of nine children.
He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Screaming Eagles, USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s BadgeCIB, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The viet Service Medal, The Republic of viet Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 1 January 1944
- Date of death: 24 February 1966
- County: Carter
- Hometown: Valdese, NC
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 101st Airborne Division
- Conflict: Vietnam
- Awards: Infantryman's BadgeCIB, The Purple Heart Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Beech Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Elk Park, Avery County, North Carolina
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXII, Middle Panel
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