Gary Axelson was in the 2nd platoon in 1969

Charles Cooper, 

My husband, Gary Axelson, served in A Troop 4/12th Cav
July 1969-Aug 1970.  He passed away from a brain tumor April 16, 2011.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara and two daughters Jennifer Axelson and Amy Capeci.
Barbara Axelson

From: John Sharpe


Sent: 4/19/2011 11:38:25 AM

Subject: RE: Gary Axelson FDG

Gary Axelson was called in from the field to build a new outhouse, because someone had burnt the old one down. He was a talented carpenter.  When the job was completed, Top sent him back to the field. Within a week he was called back in to replace another burned shit house. Top decided he needed him more in Quang Tri than in the field so he made a truck driver out of him. Gary was a great guy and could scrounge anything. I never was in the field with him, but enjoyed his company when I came in. 


From: jclark
Sent: 4/19/2011 10:38:09 PM
Subject: Re: Gary Axelson FDG

I'm sorry to read of Gary's passing. He was a real character. We got to the troop about the same time, and I always enjoyed his company. Funny guy. Jim C.


Return to the Roll Call at Fiddler's Green