U. S. Military Personnel from Brazoria County, Texas, Who Were Casualties in the Vietnamese War


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Listed here are the names of members of the United States military serving from Brazoria County, Texas, who were fatal casualties of the war in Vietnam.  "Wall" in the following entries refers to the Memorial Wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in

Washington, D. C.

 

(Going through this list, you will note the really sad coincidence that three of these young men died the day after their birthdays.)


ALVIN, TEXAS:

CPL GEORGE ALLEN ALFORD Jr (March 7, 1948 - July 31, 1968) United States Marine Corps (Burial: Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Texas)  Wall: Panel 50W Line 40

PFC DONALD GENE BROWN (October 26, 1946 - April 21, 1967) United States Marine Corps (Burial: Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Texas)     Wall: Panel 18E Line 56

PFC WILLIAM ALFRED DIXON Jr (May 28, 1947 - May 29, 1967)  United States Marine Corps (Burial: Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Texas)  Wall: Panel 21E Line 11

CPL FREDERICK R FRACIONE (December 22, 1950 - December 31, 1970) United States Army (Burial: Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona)  Wall: Panel 5W Line 19

PFC CARSON MILO KING (May 18, 1949 - May 19, 1968)  United States Marine Corps (Burial: Oak Park Cemetery, Alvin, Texas)  Wall: 63E Line 12

CPL BILLY JOE PLASTER Jr (October 6, 1950 - January 1, 1971) United States Army (Burial: Oak Park Cemetery, Alvin, Texas) Wall: Panel 5W Line 55


ANGLETON, TEXAS:

SSG JAMES LYNN CHERRY (August 27, 1937 - May 18, 1966) United States Army (Burial: Lafayette Memorial Park, Fayetteville, North Carolina)  Wall: 7E Line 80

CWO CHARLES MICHAEL COTTON (July  13, 1946 - June 19, 1968) United States Army (Burial: Angleton Cemetery, Angleton, Texas)  Wall: Panel 56W Line 32

EN3 WALTER DENNIS LAMBERT (May 29, 1945 - December 1, 1970) United States Navy (Burial: Mount Zion Christian Church Cemetery, Randolph County, Alabama)  Wall: Panel 6W Line 102

SGT GARVIS KEITH SIMONS (July 22, 1948 - January 28, 1969) United States Army (Burial:  ) Wall: Panel 33W Line 10

 

LCPL ROBERT W DUNN (July 7, 1946 - September 12, 1968) United States Marine Corps (Burial: Angleton Cemetery, Angleton, Texas)  Wall: Panel 44W Line 36 (Records show him a resident of Clifton, Bosque County, Texas, at the time of his enlistment.)

 

 

BRAZORIA, TEXAS:

SP4 JOHN ALTON NEVELS (January 26, 1949 - February 18, 1969) United States Army (Burial: Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest Cemetery, West Columbia, Texas)  Wall: Panel 40E Line 11

 

KENNETH RAY "KENNY" DUDLEY JR (March 29, 1955 - February 24, 1974) United States Navy (Burial: Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest Cemetery, West Columbia, Texas)  Not on the Wall in Washington, D. C. Death due to accidental drowning.

 

 

CLUTE, TEXAS

 

LCPL JAMES RAY MAJORS (August 21, 1946 - August 2, 1967) United States Marine Corps (Burial: Restwood Memorial Park, Clute, Texas)  Wall: Panel 24E Line 68

 

 

DAMON, TEXAS:

PFC THOMAS ALTON FERGUSON (March 10, 1947 - March 11, 1968) United States Army (Burial: Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest Cemetery, West Columbia, Texas)  Wall: Panel 44E Line 16


FREEPORT, TEXAS:

DC2 JOHN DAVIS "SCOUT" CHUTER (November 13, 1928 - May 7, 1966) United States Navy (Burial: Restwood Memorial Park, Clute, Texas)  Wall: Panel 7E Line 38

 

PVT (E-1) JAMES ODIS SPRINGER (October 4, 1955 - March 4. 1973) United States Army (Burial: Restwood Memorial Park, Clute, Texas). Not on the Wall in Washington, D.C.: His service was in the United States and territories. Death was due to vehicle accident.

 

SP4 CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH YOUNGBLOOD (December 12, 1953 - September 22, 1972) United States Army (Burial: Gulf Prairie Cemetery, Jones Creek, Texas).  Not on the Wall in Washington, D.C.: His death was due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident (riding a cycle), Republic of Korea

 

PVT (Infantry) LEO RAY BURNETT (November 15, 1945 - April 22, 1966) United States Army (Burial: Restwood Memorial Park, Clute, Texas). Not on the Wall in Washington, D.C.: He was one of 92 GI's and six crew members aboard a four-engine turboprop Electra which crashed into a hillside near Ardmore, Oklahoma. Most of the GI's were bound for the Airborne Training Center at Fort Benning, near Columbus, Georgia, from Fort Ord, near Monterey, California. The crash resulted in the deaths of 81 persons aboard.

 


LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS:

SP4 THOMAS ARTHUR BLAIR (June 11, 1949 - July 28, 1969) United States Army (Burial: Restwood Memorial Park, Clute, Texas)  Wall: Panel 20W Line 62

 

 

PEARLAND, TEXAS:

 

SFC MARGARITO FERNANDEZ Jr (August 24, 1941 - 18 March 1969) United States Army (Burial: )  Wall: Panel 29W Line 68

 

SFC JOE PENA JR (May 4, 1923 - September 20, 1970) United States Army (Burial: South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Texas)  Wall: Panel 7W Line 79

 

 

ROSHARON, TEXAS

 

CPL CLYDE DOUGLAS SANDERS (November 1, 1948 - June 10, 1970) United States Army (Burial: South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Texas)  Wall: Panel 9W Line 41

 

 

SWEENY, TEXAS:

LCPL ROCKNE LAMAR HARDWICK (January 20, 1949 - December 21, 1968)  United States Marine Corps (Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas)  Wall: Panel 36W Line 56

PFC FRANK LEVI "LEE" SWINFORD III (January 5, 1948 - September 6, 1967) United States Marine Corps (Burial: Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery, Bay City, Texas)  Wall: Panel 26E Line 19


WEST COLUMBIA, TEXAS:

WO JOE MICHAEL MORAN (Aug. 14, 1945 - Apr. 4, 1968) United States Army (Burial: Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Texas)  Wall: Panel 48E Line 7

 

 

Military records list the following as having joined from areas not in Brazoria County (areas listed here):
CPL JOHNNIE F BARCHAK JR, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. United States Army.  Wall: Panel 15E Line 112. Angleton Cemetery, Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas
SGT WINSTON GEORGE HOLLENSHEAD, Haynesville, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.  United States Marine Corps.  Wall: Panel 16E Line 111. Lebanon Cemetery, Haynesville, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
WO TERRY VASCAL KNIGHT, Houston, Harris County, Texas. United States Army.  Wall: Panel 4W Line 106
SP4 PAUL RODRIGUEZ LOZANO, Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas.  United States Army.  Wall: Panel 59E Line 24. Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery, Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas
HN DAVID MICHAEL MILLER, Houston, Harris County, Texas.  United States Navy.  Wall: Panel 19W Line 114. South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas
CPL ROBERT LYNN OLIVER, Cleveland, Liberty County, Texas.  United States Army.  Wall: Panel 5W Line 23. Romayor Cemetery, Romayor, Liberty County, Texas
2LT JACK Mc COMBS SECREST JR, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  United States Army.  Wall: Panel 15E Line 10. Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest Cemetery, West Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas
HN LAWRENCE TERRELL STEINER, Houston, Harris County, Texas.  United States Navy.  Wall: Panel 9E Line 125. Restwood Memorial Park, Clute, Brazoria County, Texas
SGT DENNIS WAYNE VALUSEK, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas.  United States Army.  Wall: Panel 9W Line 31. Manvel Cemetery, Manvel, Brazoria County, Texas
PFC RUSSELL JOSEPH WEEKLEY, Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  United States Marine Corps.  Wall: Panel 58W Line 30. Hanks Cemetery, Morse, Acadia Parish, Louisiana

No information: James Cummings. Not on the Wall.

 

 

 

Photos: (Top) "Brazoria County Ring of Honor" Veterans War Memorial, Brazoria County Courthouse, Angleton, Texas.

(Middle and Bottom) Panels listing fatalities in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the Iraq-Afghanistan War.


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Comment from: Robert Bullock [Visitor]
Robert BullockDear Mr. Livingston, Thank you for all your work on Brazoria County and the Austin-Bryan-Perry family. I am a member of that family and would very much like to be in touch with you about the Gulf Prairie Cemetery. Would you please send me your email? Thanks, Robert H. Bullock Jr.
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