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

Start of tour: 3-May-1969

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 27-Jan-1950

Hometown: Garnerville, New York

Next of Kin: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

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. Individual was killed while crewman at an artillery firing position when a mortar round he was firing prematurely detonated. Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident: SP4 Walter Eugene Andrews Jr, SP4 Floyd Burnett Coates and SGT Joseph Wakefield Jr.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam

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

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