Our Fathers - Our Tributes
Sergeant Bernard James Creed
D Co/2nd Bn/7th Cav/1st Cav Div
Service in Vietnam
1965 – 1965
Location of Casualty
LZ Albany, IA Drang Valley
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Sergeant Bernard James Creed was a distinguished member of the “Greatest Generation”. Barely out of high school, Bodie Creed enlisted in the Army, just in time to fight the Axis in Europe. After WWII our Nation called upon him again where he served as an Infantryman in the Korean Conflict. SGT Creed honorably left the service in 1952 only to return in 1961 because being Infantryman was all he knew.
In August of 1965, and having just turned 40, Sergeant Bernard “Bodie” Creed was off to war again, serving as a Weapons Platoon Sergeant with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. After being in Vietnam for only 2 months SGT Creed was killed in action in an ambush at LZ Albany on 17 NOV 1965 and died with 24 other valiant troopers from Delta Company. Our family of 6 were notified of his death by a telegram delivered by a taxi cab driver on 19 NOV 1965.
It wasn’t until the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, that SGT Creed’s body was returned to us with his finally resting place at Arlington National Cemetery with all of America’s other heroes.
He will always be missed. Garry Owen!