VIETNAM - ANDREWS, WALTER EUGENE JR

Andrews, Walter Eugene Jr

VIETNAM - ANDREWS, WALTER EUGENE JR
ANDREWS, WALTER EUGENE JR

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 27-Jan-1950

Hometown: Garnerville, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 6-Nov-1968

Start of tour: 3-May-1969

Incident date: 25-Mar-1970

Date of casualty: 25-Mar-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Other Accident. Other accident.
Walter Eugene Andrews Jr was killed while crewman at an artillery firing position when a mortar round he was firing prematurely detonated. / At Forward Support Base (FSB). Crewman on mortar firing H&I mission.  Round exploded inside of tube.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Walter Eugene Andrews Jr
SP4 Floyd Burnett Coates
SGT Joseph Wakefield Jr

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 098 768

Place of interment: Saint Peters Cemetery, Haverstraw, New York, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12W 041 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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