Gerald Founds 

SP5 E5 United States Army
67N20 - UH1 Helicopter Mechanic
52nd Combat Aviation Battalion

52nd Combat Aviation Battalion

Married
35 Years Old
Frankfort, Kansas
March 25, 1929 to February 7, 1965

 

Linda Sherman remembers her uncle...

Gerald was a very brave man who always fight for the right for freedom.  I
will always remember his courage and his way of defending his country.  May
God be with him always, my prayers are always with him.  His way of life was
truly a military one that showed us how good men die for the right causes...
Love, his niece
Linda Sherman

 

Picture and message used from the web site www.thevirtualwall.org
with permission from the author Marty Murphy...

Founds' Hootch 

Founds (as we called him) was killed by the same mortar round that got me.  He
slept right across from my bunk.  I heard his groans the night he died as I was
doing my best to get to my assigned camp foxhole.  I didn't make it as my hemo
neumo thorax (sucking chest would) eventually knocked me down.  I came home, but
I'll NEVER forget the guys who didn't.  God bless you Founds and welcome Home
(God's home).

Photo:  Camp Holloway, 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion, Hqs. Co., 8-man
hootches.  Hootch in foreground is where Founds lived, slept and died.

 

This message was left in the Faces On The Wall
notebook that travels with the tribute...

Gerald and his wife lived across the street on East 3rd street in
Frankfort, they had 2 beautiful Husky dogs, this had to be in the
middle 50's.  He was always friendly.
Dean Clauson (?)

 

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