Addis, Francis Ray


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Start of tour: 8-Sep-1969

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 3-Jun-1949

Hometown: Connellsville, Pennsylvania

Next of Kin: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Incident date: 19-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 19-Jun-1970

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire. Individual was killed while on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident: SP4 Francis Ray Addis, 1LT Robert Knapp Henderson Jr and SP4 Larry Robert Ladd.

Location of fatality: Cambodia

Place of interment: Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 067 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)