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
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.