Casualty Listing - Those We Lost

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Headquarters, 6th Battalion, 11th Artillery
Americal Division
APO San Francisco 96217

History of the 6th Battalion, 11th Artillery in the Republic of Vietnam

On 19 December 1967, the 6th Battalion, 11th Artillery arrived in Quin Nhon, Republic of Vietnam. Arriving from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, by sea transport, the battalion became a unit of the 11th Infantry Brigade of the Americal Division.

Under the command of LTC Robert Luper the 6th of the 11th undertook the task of getting squared away on fire bases and dispersing equipment and personnel to their assigned stations. Headquarters for the battalion was established near the town of Duc Pho which is 46 miles south of Chu Lai---the location of the Americal Division Headquarters.

Upon arrival, the battalion was composed of a Headquarters Service Battery and three firing batteries. The headquarters battery was located on Fire Support Base Bronco, Alpha Battery was located on Landing Zone Liz, Bravo Battery fires were directed from Fire Support Base Bronco and Charlie Battery occupied LZ Thunder which was later changed to LZ Debbie. After two months of operation in the 11th Infantry Brigade area of operation, the 6th Battalion, 11th Artillery added a provisional battery composed o four M101A1 105mm howitzers. The new battery, Delta Battery, took position on a secured LZ in the mountains south of Duc Pho. The guns and personnel to man them were taken from Alpha, Bravo and Charlie batteries. Six months later, Delta gained full recognition as being a permanent firing battery in the 6th Battalion, 11th Artillery.

NOTE: Listing Is By Date Of Casualty

 

RANDOLPH ROBERT JONES
  SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
Americal

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Dec 5, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 19, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
 
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On January 18, 1968 LZ Liz Alpha Battery reports at 0650hrs Alpha Company 3-1 Infantry vicinity BS683576 detonated a mine or Booby Trap with the results 2 US WHA evac.

ERNEST ERVIN HOOD
  SP5 - E5 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 16 years
His tour began on Dec 5, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 24, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery at 1600hrs 11th Brigade Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery reports at 1657hrs vicinity 775442, Ύ ton truck hit a mine results 1 WHA, evac and 1 KIA, LZ Liz with 3-1 Infantry the (ACCESS Road). WHA John A Fetyko Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery, head wound serious.

ABRAHAM JACKSON
  SSGT - E6 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 16 years
His tour began on Dec 5, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 31, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
 
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With Bravo Battery At 0405hrs 4-3 Infantry LZ Sue BS554674 reports received 15 to 20 rounds 60mm mortar rounds. Artillery reports 2 persons badly injured 1 took frag wounds in arm, side and 1 has frag in the face, Dust Off requested at 0435hrs and Completed at 0441hrs, both badly WHA Artillery personnel where with Bravo Battery 6-11 Artillery. Western Part of Muscatine Area of Operations.

THOMAS HOWARD PETERMAN
  CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
Americal

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Dec 5, 1967
Casualty was on Feb 23, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery at 1100hrs Task Force Barker at BS725795 reports Alpha Company 3-1 Infantry in contact with unknown size force. Received Automatic weapons fire, mortar and 57mm RR fire and returned fire with air strikes going into an estimated battalion size fore. At 1550hrs reports 1 KIA with 7 WIA. At 1860hrs Alpha 3-1 Infantry is still in contact and receiving small arms and automatic weapons fire. At 1901hrs Task Force Barker reports 68 VC KIA with 5 weapons CIA and at Task Force Barker TOC. At 2220hrs 6-11 Artillery KIA was attached to Alpha Company 3-1 Infantry.

JAMES NELSON HINCKLE
  SP5 - E5 - Army - Selective Service
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Dec 5, 1967
Casualty was on Mar 6, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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Headquarters Battery 6-11 Artillery at 1440hrs 11th Brigade reports at BS826374 at 1415hrs Ό ton jeep hit a mine results: 1 US Civilian KIA, 1 VN Civilian KIA and 2 US Soldiers WHA (Evac) 1 from Charlie Company 6th Support and other was from Headquarters Battery 6-11 Artillery and Civilian was a MACV Warehouse worker March 2, 1968.

HARRY HENRY DESORMEAUX
  SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Dec 5, 1967
Casualty was on May 17, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
 
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Bravo Battery May 17, 1968, question Bravo Battery was located at LZ Ross. Morning Reports Coordinates BS792307. At 1400hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry vicinity BS785307 reports in heavy contact, 2 gun ships have been dispatched and at 1430hrs Contact is broken. At 1500hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry vicinity BS785307 reports 1 KHA from small arms fire? Says MFW.

ROBERT MICHAEL SWICK
  1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve

Casualty was on Apr 11, 1999
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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Was with Delta Company 3-21 Infantry came out with 6-11 Artillery in 1967 and was infused with 3-21 Infantry? At 1303hrs 196 Infantry Brigade Bravo and Delta Company 3-21 Infantry vicinity BT160207 at 1300hrs in contact receiving automatic weapon fire and mortars. At 1340hrs 2 US WHA (E), at 1410hrs 1 US WHA (E) and at 1451hrs there was Negative change putting in Air Strikes. Bravo Company is on objective vicinity BT157206 Delta Company is still receiving fire and at 1511hrs reports total 5 WHA (E), 2 NVA Evac Total Now 7 WHA. At 1615hrs 2 WHA Evac for a total now of 1700hrs and at 1700hrs report contact is broken and setting up a night logger.

MICHAEL LEON PHILLIPS
  1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Dec 2, 1967
Casualty was on Jun 13, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
 
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KIA ON JUNE 13, 1968 -Down in Command and Control Helicopter 4-3 Infantry. At 0750hrs it appears that Command and Control Helicopter from 4-3 Infantry and an O-2 fixed wing aircraft from Quang Ngai collided in the air. The chopper went down vicinity BS727808 with seven personnel on board: LTC Barker Battalion Commander, CPT Michles Battalion S-2, LT Phillips the Artillery Liaison Officer with Aircraft Commander and Co Pilot and the 2 gunners. At 1850hrs as much of the chopper and 02 pilots bodies as possible have been removed more data available.

THOMAS RICHARD PULLEN
  SGT - E5 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Aug 14, 1967
Casualty was on Jul 31, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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August 2, 1968 at 0853hrs 11th Brigade Delta Company 3-1 Infantry at 737528 at 0735hrs received radio call from unknown station, that a US body was located at coordinates 737528. Delta Company sent troops to check for body, they found 1 US body KHA from Chi Com Hand Grenade body was ID as a member of Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery, they don’t know how long he had been dead. At 1455hrs 11th Brigade S-2 reference journal # 13 man that was found KHA this morning was Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery not Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery after investigation they found man had stepped on a mine, no one knew what he was doing out on the road or what time he stepped on mine.

THOMAS FRANK POST
  CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jan 18, 1968
Casualty was on Sep 3, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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Alpha Battery is located at BS731528. Delta Company 3-1 Infantry located at BS560720 at 1940hrs received small arms fire with 1 man WHA and evac requested Urgent DUST Off. At 2148hrs Delta Company 3-1 Infantry at BS560720 reports at 2045hrs received small arms fire and result was WHA was evac.

JAMES MICHAEL BARBARE
  CAPT - O3 - Army - Reserve

Length of service 4 years
His tour began on Jun 15, 1968
Casualty was on Sep 5, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
 
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September 5, 1968 KIA H&S 6-11 Artillery Quang Ngai South Vietnam Hostile helicopter Air Loss crash on land. At 1617hrs Command and Control Helicopter 4-3 Infantry at BS475729 aircraft going into pick up some wounded up received fire and crash with results of 1 KIA and 2 WIA. Gun Ships in route KHA is the Artillery Liaison Officer from 6-11 Artillery. At 1740hrs 4-3 Infantry Toc Dolphin 444 went in at 1655hrs Dust Off went in at 1700hrs KHA and WHA evac to Chu Lai, Moving to pick up downed chopper. 4-3 Infantry CO is with Delta Company 4-3 Infantry at location of chopper. Have 2 US WHA were from 174 Aviation and Echo Company 4-3 Infantry.


STANLEY EUGENE WEST
SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Dec 5, 1967
Casualty was on Sep 24, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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September 24, 1968 KIA with Delta Battery, other explosive device. Delta Battery is located at Ha Thanh. At 1842 Delta Company 6-11 Artillery reports a 2 ½ ton truck At BS755495 detonated mine with results Truck total loss and 1 KHA and 2 WIA (M).

BILLY RANDOLPH JEFFERSON
 CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Feb 20, 1968
Casualty was on Oct 7, 1968
In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
DROWNED, SUFFOCATED
Body was recovered
 
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Charlie Battery was working north at. On October 9, 1968 Recon 4-21 Infantry reports conducted a Combat Assault from LZ Baldy at 1605hrs to LZ BT 975476 LZ at 1620hrs and found US Trooper that drowned on 7 October, Drowned 2 days ago was RTO/FO for Recon 4-21 Infantry was on air mattress and slipped Off.

ROBERT GEORGE HUFSCHMID
  MAJ - O4 - Army - Regular

Length of service 6 years
His tour began on Dec 2, 1967
Casualty was on Nov 2, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
 
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November 2, 1968 with H&S 6-11 Artillery at 1540hrs LZ Cork received 6 rounds 82mm mortar rounds results in 9 WHA (E) and, 2 WHA (M) 10 US WHA from Artillery element also 3 WHA from Headquarters element and 2 WHA be came DOA and final total 11 US WHA and 2 US KHA. At 2220hrs 6-11 Artillery LZ Cork requested Dust Off for man with severe internal pains, Dust Off completed at 2250hrs. VERNON LAKE I was terminated at 020600 Nov 68 and welcome OPERATION VERNON LAKE II began at 020600 Nov 68. 6-11 Artillery Reports MAJOR ROBERT GEORGE HUFSCHMID AND CPL DARRELL STEVE LOVE DIED OF WOUNDS ARE LISTED AS KHA from the 6-11 Artillery. Delta Company 1-20 Infantry reports SP4 Fred B. James evac to 312th Evac Hospital.

DARRELL STEVE LOVE
  CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Aug 26, 1968
Casualty was on Nov 2, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
 
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NOVEMBER 2, 1968 with Bravo Battery 6-11 Artillery, at 1540hrs LZ Cork received 6 rounds 82mm mortar rounds results in 9 WHA (E) and, 2 WHA (M) 10 US WHA from Artillery element also 3 WHA from Headquarters element and 2 WHA be came DOA and final total 11 US WHA and 2 US KHA. At 2220hrs 6-11 Artillery LZ Cork requested Dust Off for man with severe internal pains, Dust Off completed at 2250hrs. VERNON LAKE I was terminated at 020600 Nov 68 and welcome OPERATION VERNON LAKE II began at 020600 Nov 68. 6-11 Artillery Reports MAJOR ROBERT GEORGE HUFSCHMID AND CPL DARRELL STEVE LOVE DIED OF WOUNDS ARE LISTED AS KHA from the 6-11 Artillery. Delta Company 1-20 Infantry reports SP4 Fred B. James evac to 312th Evac Hospital.

MICHAEL VILLARREAL
  SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Dec 4, 1967
Casualty was on Nov 16, 1968
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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November 16, 1968 KIA Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery at 1350hrs 11th Brigade Alpha Company 3-1 Infantry at BS650558 at 1305hrs received small arms fire results 1 KIA, 1 WHA evac Dust Off completed at 1336hrs 1 KIA was from Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery DOW with 1 WIA from Alpha Company 3-1 Infantry.

DANIEL ALBIN WIDOMSKI
  1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Sep 29, 1968
Casualty was on Feb 26, 1969
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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February 26, 1969 KIA with H & S 6-11 Artillery, hostile fire small arms fire KIA. At 1555hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry at BS570627 received Small Arms Fire with results 2 WHA (E) and 1 KHA, Part of Dust Off completed at 1555hrs. Air Strikes still being put in, at 1800hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry has pulled back and is now receiving Small Arms Fire total casualties 3 KHA, 2 WHA (E).

DEAN RUSSELL ORN
  1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Oct 17, 1968
Casualty was on Mar 11, 1969
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
 
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MARCH 11, 1969 6-11 H & S Artillery at 110205hrs vicinity grid BS797395 Charlie Company 4-21 Infantry received 35-40 60mm Mortar rounds followed by ground attack very heavy small arms fire and Automatic weapons fire. Gun Ships and Spooky dispatched with results 4 US KHA 1 6-11 1LT FO and 6 US WHA (E) with 5 US (M). 6-11 Artillery reports FO 1LT DEAN RUSSELL ORN LISTED AS KIA with Charlie Company 4-21 Infantry was 3 KHA from mortar fire which turn out to be 4 KIA PFC BENNIE JOE GRAHAM, SP4 JAMES HARRISON Horton, SP4 WALTER LEE MOORE AND PFC ROBIN WILLIAM RICHARDSON ARE LISTED AS KIA. Bravo Company 4-21 Infantry reports 5 WHA (E) and 4 WIA (M).

WILLIE JAMES PERKINS
  SSGT - E5 - Army - Regular
Americal

Length of service 4 years
His tour began on Sep 7, 1968
Casualty was on Apr 2, 1969
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, GROUND CASUALTY
ILLNESS, DISEASE
Body was recovered
 
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More research on this one need help Headquarters Battery Need information.

ROY WILLIAM DUNBAR JR
  1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Nov 30, 1968
Casualty was on May 16, 1969
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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At 1740hrs at 761375 Bravo Company (-) 1-20 Infantry is hit by small arms fire with results of 1 US KHA and 4 US WIA (E). SGT JOSEPH VIINCENT SCHMIDT Bravo Company and 1LT ROY WILLIAMS DUNBAR of Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery is LISTED AS KHA. Bravo Company 1LT David M. Hunt was evac.

MILLARD RAY ANDERSON
  SP4 - E3 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Feb 5, 1969
Casualty was on May 24, 1969
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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MAY 24, 1969 KIA Bravo Battery 6-11 Artillery was HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. At 1945hrs Delta Company 3-1 Infantry at BS838292 reports 2 US WIA from small arms fire also 1 US KIA Dust Off was completed at 2035hrs.

RUSSELL EVANS
  CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Feb 5, 1969
Casualty was on May 31, 1969
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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May 31, 1969 KIA with Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery At 1945hrs 1-20th Infantry Update Report: E Troop 1 Calvary 1 KHA and 3 WHA (E), Delta Company 5 WHA (E), 6-11 Artillery 2 KHA and 2 WHA (E), Charlie Company 5 KHA and 17 WHA (E), Headquarter Company 1 KHA and 1 WHA (E). Delta Company is informed that they will be joined at 0700hrs with another platoon of APC from E Troop will come up on their push in the morning. Charlie Company SP4 JOEY LEE BOLES, SP4 STEVEN KENNETH SPRINKLE, SP4 SALVADOR PUGA TRIANA, SP4 THOMAS ARTHUR WATSON AND PFC DAVID W. KINNEY LISTED AS KHA. Headquarters and Headquarter Company (Medics) has SP4 JAMES JOSEPH WISE (MEDIC) LISTED AS KHA with SP4 Gary W. McCann and SP4 Edward F. Edward Mueller where award Purple Hearts. E Troop, 1st Squad. 1st Calvary has SP4 RICHARD FRANCIS GLINIEWICZ LISTED AS KHA with SP4 Homer L Garrison JR. was warded the Purple Heart. The 6 Battalion 11th Artillery we have CPL RUSSELL EVANS AND JAMES ALFRED WRIGHT LISTED AS KHA with 1LT Frank G. Jacobs was award the Purple Heart. Charlie Company also evac SGT Richard L. Kuhn, SP4 Robert McKinley, PFC John J. Pipczynski, PFC Roy Johnson to 27th Surgical Hospital. Also SGT Timothy McClaughery, SGT John K. Killoran, SP4 Charles Unterberger, and PFC Cliff Engstrom to 312th Evac Hospital with PFC Roy Johnson, SP4 Robert E. McKinley and PFC John J. Pipczynski where award Purple Heart from 27th Surgical Hospital. Headquarter Company has Medics SP4 Edward F. Mueller and SP4 Gary W. McCann where also evac to 27th Surgical and awarded Purple Heart.

JAMES ALFRED WRIGHT
  SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jul 29, 1968
Casualty was on May 31, 1969
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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May 31, 1969 KIA with Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery At 1945hrs 1-20th Infantry Update Report: E Troop 1 Calvary 1 KHA and 3 WHA (E), Delta Company 5 WHA (E), 6-11 Artillery 2 KHA and 2 WHA (E), Charlie Company 5 KHA and 17 WHA (E), Headquarter Company 1 KHA and 1 WHA (E). Delta Company is informed that they will be joined at 0700hrs with another platoon of APC from E Troop will come up on their push in the morning. Charlie Company SP4 JOEY LEE BOLES, SP4 STEVEN KENNETH SPRINKLE, SP4 SALVADOR PUGA TRIANA, SP4 THOMAS ARTHUR WATSON AND PFC DAVID W. KINNEY LISTED AS KHA. Headquarters and Headquarter Company (Medics) has SP4 JAMES JOSEPH WISE (MEDIC) LISTED AS KHA with SP4 Gary W. McCann and SP4 Edward F. Edward Mueller where award Purple Hearts. E Troop, 1st Squad. 1st Calvary has SP4 RICHARD FRANCIS GLINIEWICZ LISTED AS KHA with SP4 Homer L Garrison JR. was warded the Purple Heart. The 6 Battalion 11th Artillery we have CPL RUSSELL EVANS AND JAMES ALFRED WRIGHT LISTED AS KHA with 1LT Frank G. Jacobs was award the Purple Heart. Charlie Company also evac SGT Richard L. Kuhn, SP4 Robert McKinley, PFC John J. Pipczynski, PFC Roy Johnson to 27th Surgical Hospital. Also SGT Timothy McClaughery, SGT John K. Killoran, SP4 Charles Unterberger, and PFC Cliff Engstrom to 312th Evac Hospital with PFC Roy Johnson, SP4 Robert E. McKinley and PFC John J. Pipczynski where award Purple Heart from 27th Surgical Hospital. Headquarters and Headquarter Company has Medics SP4 Edward F. Mueller and SP4 Gary W. McCann where also evac to 27th Surgical and awarded Purple Heart.

BOBBY WAYNE ARMES
  CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Feb 7, 1969
Casualty was on Aug 3, 1969
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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August 3, 1969 Battery 6-11 Artillery reports KIA. 11 Brigade at 1135hrs reports Charlie Company 3-1 Infantry reports, 1. In contact with Unknown Size Enemy Force received heavy Small Arms Fire and Automatic Weapons Fire. 2. At 1615hrs 1 platoon E Troop is closing on station with results 3 US WHA (E), 2 US KIA and 1 US WIA (M). Dust Off completed at 1630hrs. 3. Enemy broke contact at 1730hrs and at 1710hrs 1 scout handler was wounded in the foot by small arms fire results 1 WIA (E) Dust Off completed to Chu Lai at 1750hrs.

STANLEY ROBERT RAJALA
  CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 3 years
His tour began on Jun 22, 1969
Casualty was on Aug 8, 1969
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
 
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AUGUST 8, 1969 KIA with Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS.

GARY RAY BOUSHELE
  SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Apr 25, 1969
Casualty was on Oct 27, 1969
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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October 27, 1969 KIA with Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Delta Company found a Jeep ambush by VC traveling to Sa Huynh at BS 918235 with 1 KIA and WIA from Delta Battery 6-11 Artillery.

ROBERT CARROL WRIGHT
  2LT - O1 - Army - Reserve
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Jun 21, 1969
Casualty was on Jan 2, 1970
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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2LT ROBERT CARROL WRIGHT LISTED AS KIA with Gun shot wounds to back and chest was just assigned to Alpha Battery as FDO. Bravo Company 4-3 Infantry OPCON to 4-21 Infantry in action at Hill 285 at 821286 under heavy mortar and ground attack from a Battalion size force results 7 US KIA and 11 US WHA 2330hrs January 2, 1970. Enemy results 39 NVA KIA, CIA 10 AK 47, 1 RPG, 75 Chi Com grenades, 1 9mm pistol and 1 M-16. Bravo Company 4-3 Infantry reports CPL MARTIN TANNER BROWN JR, SP4 MICHAEL JOSEPH D ANELICO, CPL RAUL GARCIA JR, PFC STEVEN LYNN GREEN. CPL DALLAS RAY SNODGRASS AND Headquarters Company SP4 MELVIN FRANK DUNSMORE JR LISTED AS KIA. Bravo Company 4-3 Infantry reports PFC Gary M Pederson, PFC Terrance E. Kasper, SGT Jackie L. Nelson PFC Ronald L. Goynes, PFC Domingo Lozada-Alvarez, PFC Mathew Andrews WIA on January 2, 1970 and PFC Gary L. Davis is also is Listed as KIA on January 3, 1970, PFC Oliver D Moore, PFC Eric F. Gonzales-Feliciano. Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery reports SP4 Henry A. Gail JR WIA MFW upper trunk. A platoon of M101A1 105mm howitzers where going to "jumped" from Debbie to a FB on January 3, 1970. Advance Party to secure and prepare location under ground attack and RTO wounded, Bob sacrificed himself for the RTO by advancing to a secondary fire position. He was mortally wounded by AK47 round. My friend John Michitsch (now,1999, a Major General) identified Bob after med-evac to Duc Pho. Bob was a red haired good ole boy from Oklahoma. He was recommended for Medal of Honor by downgraded to Silver Star. A fine young Man, Thursday, February 11, 1999 reported by William Hoagland Alpha Battery Commander.

RUSSELL WILLIAM KAYSER
  CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
Americal

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jun 9, 1969
Casualty was on Jan 6, 1970
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER ACCIDENT
Body was recovered

 
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Headquarters Battery, 11 Brigade reports Delta Battery 6-11 Artillery on Hill 411 at 1808hrs 1 EM pulled pin on Hand Grenade, with the results 2 NBW and 2 NBK CPL RUSSELL WILLIAM KAYSER 6-11 ARTILLERY AND SSGT CLAIR B. BUTZ 3-1 INFANTRY LISTED AS KIA (2 NBK and 2 NBW 1 from 3-1 Infantry and 1 from 6-11 Artillery).

DANIEL LOUIS BEHM
  SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Feb 6, 1969
Casualty was on Jan 24, 1970
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER ACCIDENT
Body was recovered
 
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0855hrs Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery MFW, non hostile with MFW, Need more Information. NEED HELP

EZRA BUDD MARTER
  SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
11th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Feb 21, 1970
Casualty was on Apr 1, 1970
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
 
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April 1, 1970

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 0345hrs 11 Brigade TOC at LZ Bronco reports at 0200hrs to 0210hrs reports Bunker #8 on northeast side of perimeter received RPG rounds, chi Com Hand grenades, small arms fire and satchel charger, with results 11 US WIA, 2 105 howitzers where damaged with one will not operated one is repairable and 3 with minor damage. 1 sleeping building destroy with 1 damaged, also 1 US KIA, all casually were Artillery personnel. Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery Reports Treated at Bravo 23 Medical Twitchell Rodney L SSGT FW both legs, chest and both arms, McVey, Stanley B. SP4 abrasions hand, McCleandon, Robert W. PFC FW both legs, chest and right arms, Kennedy, William N. SP4 FW left arm and both legs, Fraley Douglas D PFC FW both legs and Buttocks, Alfano, Louis A. CPL FW back and both legs with left arm, Mc Corkie, Wilson PFC FW right leg and Jantch, Edward F. PVT. 6-11 Artillery Battalion Aid Station treated Pellridge David D. SGT FW right leg, Dancy Roger B. large cut to left hand, Dodt Daniel W. SGT cut both legs, Owens Windell B. PFC abrasions both arms and legs, Overbeck, Steven P. CPL lacerations to Nose, Howard William H. SP5 abrasions both knees and hands, Rehnett Elmer D. CPL cut to right foot, Gamble Donald SP4 abrasion both hands and both arms, Carter Virlyn SSGT FW right shoulder. 6-11 Artillery reports evac to 91 Evac, Tevis, Phillip F. SP4 FW head and left arm (SMITE) and 95 Evac, Buckingham, Kenneth R. SP4 FW face and neck, Meyer, David W. SP4 FW right leg, both hands and head. and evac to Duc Pho GRP MARTER EZRZ G SGT punch to Ether. Charlie Battery LISTED SGT EZRA G. MARTER AS KIA FOR THE DAY.

 

RICHARD GEORGE GARDNER
  1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve
Americal

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Dec 12, 1969
Casualty was on Apr 24, 1970
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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April 24, 1970 KIA with Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. At 1212hrs Delta Company request Urgent Dust Off. For two US WHA with multiple frag wounds of head, chest and shoulders, at this grid 760360. The Common Post group with D-41 found (4) 6’ X 9’ camouflaged hootches located along the trail vicinity BS765355. Common Post group consisting of CO, Arty FO, Arty FO and 4.2 FO entered the first three hootches. A scout dog handler observed the Common Post group inside the hootch searching through a basket. There was a hand grenade in basket with pin pulled out partially and exploded when material was lifted from grenade, appeared that materials in basket was clothing and papers. Results 3 US KHA CAPT JAMES ROBERT FOWLER, 1LT RICHARD GEORGE GARDNER (Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery) died prior to Dust Off. PFC FRED DUANE LARSON (Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery) was killed instantly, LISTED AS KHA and 4.2 FO SP4 Ronald Primavera (Echo Company) WHA time of incident 1210hrs and attached to the 91st Evac Hospital.

FRED DUANE LARSON
  PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Jan 15, 1970
Casualty was on Apr 24, 1970
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER CAUSES
Body was recovered
 
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April 24, 1970 KIA with Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY OTHER CAUSES. At 1212hrs Delta Company request Urgent Dust Off. For two US WHA with multiple frag wounds of head, chest and shoulders, at this grid 760360. The Common Post group with D-41 found (4) 6’ X 9’ camouflaged hootches located along the trail vicinity BS765355. Common Post group consisting of CO, Arty FO, Arty FO and 4.2 FO entered the first three hootches. A scout dog handler observed the Common Post group inside the hootch searching through a basket. There was a hand grenade in basket with pin pulled out partially and exploded when material was lifted from grenade, appeared that materials in basket was clothing and papers. Results 3 US KHA CAPT JAMES ROBERT FOWLER, 1LT RICHARD GEORGE GARDNER (Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery) died prior to Dust Off. PFC FRED DUANE LARSON (Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery) was killed instantly, LISTED AS KHA and 4.2 FO SP4 Ronald Primavera (Echo Company) WHA time of incident 1210hrs and attached to the 91st Evac Hospital.

DAVID LESLIE PALMER
  PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
11th Light Infantry Brigade

His tour began on Mar 4, 1970
Casualty was on May 12, 1970
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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At 0827hrs on May 12, 1970 Bravo Company 4-3 Infantry reports setting up booby trap with US Casualties more to follow. At 0955hrs UPDATE Bravo Company 3rd Platoon at 0825hrs vicinity BS782344 set off booby trap of 155mm round with several small arms rounds attached, at the time was securing LZ. Dust Off was requested at 0827hrs completed at 0844hrs and 0850hrs. The 3rd Dust Off requested at 1038hrs and was completed at 1055hrs by Command and Control Helicopter brought them to LZ San Juan for a total of 8 KHA and 8 WHA. Personnel involved KHA McMahan, Charles D. SSGT, Hood, Terrance L SP4, Lemons, Robert L. SP4, Wright, Greg E. SP4, Green, Robert E. PFC, Johnson, Robert 2LT, HHC Childress, Robert, from Bravo Battery 6-11 Artillery Palmer, Donald PFC. Personnel WHA Mayhew, Daniel T. SGT frag wound in arm, Cannada, Danny PFC amputation of both legs below the knee, Carver, Dale E. PFC frag wound in right leg and thigh, Gomez, Andrew M. PFC amputation of both legs above the knees and amputation of Left arm, Gray Franklin, Loss of hearing, Morgan, Ernest PFC frag wound in left shoulder, From Bravo Battery 6-11 Artillery News, Jerry PFC minor frag wound, Campbell, Henry PFC frag wound in left thigh evac from LZ San Juan.

JAMES DENNIS BRADLE
  SP5 - E5 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

His tour began on Feb 22, 1970
Casualty was on Aug 11, 1970
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
, GROUND CASUALTY
Body was recovered
 
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August 11, 1970 KIA with H & S Battery 6-11 Artillery GROUND CASUALTY Body was recovered on Bunker Defense LZ Bronco with enemy on perimeter.

MATEO JUAREZ
  SGT - E5 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

His tour began on Jun 1, 1970
Casualty was on Nov 22, 1970
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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November 22, 1970 KIA with Delta Battery 6-11 Artillery possible 3-1 Infantry HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. NEED HELP

BARRY LYNN BRINEGAR
  CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

His tour began on Jul 13, 1970
Casualty was on Feb 8, 1971
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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February 8, 1971 KIA with Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Access Road LZ Liz. At 1530hrs LZ Liz Access Road vicinity 774433, vehicle hit mine on Access road. Have 5 personnel injured, 3 dusted off and 2 trapped under vehicle, wrecker is on the way. Vehicle was from 3-11 Artillery and was a 2 ½ ton truck. Dust Off 53 and 54 is on station and 1st Dust Off completed at 1550hrs, 3rd Dust Off completed at 1508hrs. Mine was 35 to 45 pounds of plastic charge (no wires) pressure release maybe timed on south side of Access road, threw truck 25 meters over sending 3 people clear and pinning 2. Crater was 15’ in diameter and 8’ deep, 2 KIA and 3 WIA. Legend is 1st Platoon 54-59, 2nd Platoon 64-99, 3rd Platoon 04-09, 4th Platoon 34-39, CO-21. (I believe the Charlie Battery, 6-11 Artillery KIA CPL BARRY LYNN BRINEGAR, CPL RANDALL LYNN HARRIS AND PFC WATER MEAD IS LISTED AS KIA).

RANDALL LYNN HARRIS
  CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

His tour began on Aug 17, 1970
Casualty was on Feb 8, 1971
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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February 8, 1971 KIA with Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Access Road LZ Liz. At 1530hrs LZ Liz Access Road vicinity 774433, vehicle hit mine on Access road. Have 5 personnel injured, 3 dusted off and 2 trapped under vehicle, wrecker is on the way. Vehicle was from 3-11 Artillery and was a 2 ½ ton truck. Dust Off 53 and 54 is on station and 1st Dust Off completed at 1550hrs, 3rd Dust Off completed at 1508hrs. Mine was 35 to 45 pounds of plastic charge (no wires) pressure release maybe timed on south side of Access road, threw truck 25 meters over sending 3 people clear and pinning 2. Crater was 15’ in diameter and 8’ deep, 2 KIA and 3 WIA. Legend is 1st Platoon 54-59, 2nd Platoon 64-99, 3rd Platoon 04-09, 4th Platoon 34-39, CO-21. (I believe the Charlie Battery, 6-11 Artillery KIA CPL BARRY LYNN BRINEGAR, CPL RANDALL LYNN HARRIS AND PFC WATER MEAD IS LISTED AS KIA).

DALE WALTER MEAD
  PFC - E3 - Army - Regular
11th Light Infantry Brigade

His tour began on Sep 2, 1970
Casualty was on Feb 8, 1971
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
 
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February 8, 1971 KIA with Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Access Road LZ Liz. At 1530hrs LZ Liz Access Road vicinity 774433, vehicle hit mine on Access road. Have 5 personnel injured, 3 dusted off and 2 trapped under vehicle, wrecker is on the way. Vehicle was from 3-11 Artillery and was a 2 ½ ton truck. Dust Off 53 and 54 is on station and 1st Dust Off completed at 1550hrs, 3rd Dust Off completed at 1508hrs. Mine was 35 to 45 pounds of plastic charge (no wires) pressure release maybe timed on south side of Access road, threw truck 25 meters over sending 3 people clear and pinning 2. Crater was 15’ in diameter and 8’ deep, 2 KIA and 3 WIA. Legend is 1st Platoon 54-59, 2nd Platoon 64-99, 3rd Platoon 04-09, 4th Platoon 34-39, CO-21. (I believe the Charlie Battery, 6-11 Artillery KIA CPL BARRY LYNN BRINEGAR, CPL RANDALL LYNN HARRIS AND PFC WATER MEAD IS LISTED AS KIA).

ERIC MELVIN KELLY
  SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
Americal

His tour began on Jul 26, 1970
Casualty was on Apr 10, 1971
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
 
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April 10, 1971 KIA with Alpha Battery 6-11 Artillery, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE possible 3-1 Infantry. NEED HELP

KEN HARRIS TAKETA
  SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
Americal

His tour began on Aug 6, 1970
Casualty was on Jul 27, 1971
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH
Body was recovered
 
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1KIA with Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery reports NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY VEHICLE CRASH at Base of LZ Liz Truck accident. At 1545hrs 1-20 Infantry and Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery: 1-20 Infantry had a 2 ½ ton going north and Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery going south when a head on collision occurred between the two vehicles, vicinity BS742520. Apparently Artillery vehicle swerved to the left to miss some Vietnamese children, then to the right and back to the left in front of the deuce and a half. All wreckage was on East Side of the road. Results were 1 US Red Leg KIA who was in the right seat of Ύ ton, 4 US Red legs WIA, and 2 US Dog Handlers WIA, Dust Off to Chu Lai.

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