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Floyd  A.  Wilmoth  
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  Rank, Service
Master Sergeant E-8,  U.S. Army
  Veteran of:
U.S. Army 1953-1975
Cold War 1953-1975
Korean War (Ceasefire)
Vietnam War 1968 (POW)
  Tribute:

Floyd Wilmoth was born in 1934 in Booneville, North Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on December 7, 1953, and after completed basic training and Advanced Individual Training as a Military Policeman, he served in South Korea and stateside. Sgt Wilmoth served as a Military Policeman with the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, from March 1959 to March 1962, and then as a Military Policeman with Company C, 23rd Transportation Battalion, and with the 15th Admin Company in South Korea from March 1962 to May 1963. His next assignment was as a Military Policeman back at Fort George G. Meade from May 1963 to November 1967, when he cross-trained as an Army Seaman. After completing Harborcraft Crewman training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, SFC Wilmoth served at Fort George G. Meade from April to June 1968, and then with the 5th Heavy Boat Company in South Vietnam from June 1968 until he was captured in Cambodia and taken as a Prisoner of War while serving aboard the landing craft LCU-1577 on July 17, 1968. After spending 156 days in captivity, SFC Wilmoth was released by his Cambodian captors on December 19, 1968. He was briefly hospitalized to recover from his injuries at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and then served with the 73rd Transportation Company at Fort Eustis from March 1969 to November 1970. His next assignment was with the 490th Transportation Company at Fort Eustis from November 1970 to January 1971, followed by service with the 589th Transportation Company at Fort Eustis from January to March 1971. MSG Wilmoth served with the 451st Transportation Company at Fort Eustis from March to July 1971, and then with the U.S. Army Logistics Support Command at Fort Clayton, Panama, from September 1971 to September 1974. He then served with Company C of the 193rd Infantry Brigade at Corozal, Panama, from September 1974 until his retirement from the Army on September 1, 1975.

  




 


 

 
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