Anderson, Melvin Wallace


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 19-Jul-1945

Hometown: Littlefork, Minnesota

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 3-Nov-1965

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 27-Nov-1966

Date of casualty: 1-Dec-1966

Age at death: 21

Cause of Death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Illness. Malaria. Infectious Disease.
Melvin Wallace was admitted to 93rd Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, with illness, at 1325 hrs 27 Nov 1966 and placed on the Serious Injury (SI) list at 2130 hrs 27 Nov 1966. Individual expired at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital on 1 Dec 1966.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Oakley Cemetery, Littlefork, Minnesota, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12E 131 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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