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In Memory of U.S. Marine Private First Class

Edgar Allen Flowers

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minnehaha County

 August 16, 1948 – March 31, 1969

Killed Near Quang Nam Province, Vietnam


Edgar Allen “Sonny” Flowers was born August 16, 1948, to Edgar and Jennie Flowers in Sioux Falls, SD. Edgar had a brother, Kevin, and a sister, Donna. Edgar went to school at Washington High School and graduated in 1967. He then had a job as a welder at S and H Manufacturing Co.

Edgar Flowers was drafted and entered active service in Sioux Falls on May 7, 1968. Then he went overseas on January 16, 1969, as a Private First Class in Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Reinforced).

On March 31, 1969, PFC Edgar Flowers “died at the Station Hospital DaNang as a result of missile wounds to the body sustained 27 March 69 near Quang Nam Province Republic of Vietnam from hostile forces small arms fire while on company size search and clear operation.” His body was then returned to the United States, and he was buried with military honors at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Sioux Falls.

PFC Flowers received the National Defense Service Ribbon, the Purple Heart Medal and Ribbon, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Medal, the South Vietnam Medal of Military Merit, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

Survivors include his parents, Edgar and Jennie Flowers, Sioux Falls, his brother, Kevin, and his sister Donna (Flowers) Shank. At the time of his death, he was also survived by his grandparents who had already had a grandson die in Vietnam, Captain Ronald Van Regenmorter.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Taylor Murray, 8th grade student, Spearfish Middle School, October 13, 2005. Information for this entry was provided by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader 4/1/69 issue and the Vietnam veterans bonus application. Additional information and profile approval by Jennie and Edgar Flowers.


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