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ELIJAH TAYLOR
VIETNAM
MILITARY PICTURES

     Elijah Taylor, is the fifth born of eight children. His parents are the late Jack D. and Lydia Laster Taylor, of Marlin, Falls County, Texas. Originally born in Highbank, Falls County Texas, Elijah was a natural sportsman growing up. He loved to hunt, play baseball, and is still an avid fisherman. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Marlin, Falls County, Texas, but around the age of fifteen, moved away to live in Dallas. There, he graduated from James Madison High School. In 1966 he was drafted into the military, accepting his basic training at Ft. Riley, Geary County, Kansas, and his advanced training for combat medic at Ft. Sam Houston, Bexar County, Texas. Elijah is married and the father of three grown children and grandfather of two. He is retired from the U. S. Postal Service and visits friends and acquaintances in Marlin often.

 

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Vietnam Soldier Memorial

Vietnam Soldier Memorial
Washington D. C.
September 8, 2001

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Elijah Taylor in Basic Training

Elijah Taylor in Basic Training

This picture was taken at Fort Riley, Kansas in November 1966

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Elijah Taylor at Camp Bear-Cat

Elijah Taylor at Camp Bear-Cat
This was in Vietnam in 1967

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Elijah Taylor in complete Battle Gear

Elijah Taylor in Complete Battle Gear

This picture was taken in the Rung Sac Special Zone; an area known for high Vietcong activity in 1967.

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Elijah and Precious (Anderson) Taylor

Elijah and his wife, Precious (Anderson) Taylor

This picture was taken at the Booker T. Washington School Reunion in 1996, Marlin, Falls County, Texas.

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The Vietnam War Memorial Wall

The Vietnam War Memorial Wall
Washington D. C.
Saturday, September 8, 2001

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Elijah Taylor's Award of the Army Commendation for Heroism Letter
July 7, 1967

Elijah Taylor's Award of the Army Commendation for Heroism Letter
July 7, 1967

For Heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.

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Elijah Taylor's Award of the Bronze Star Medal for Heroism Letter
July 16, 1967

Elijah Taylor's Award of the Bronze Star Medal for Heroism Letter
July 16, 1967

For Heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.

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Three Days In June

Three Days in June
A Combat Chronicle of Elijah Taylor

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