Andrews, Willis Norwood


Rank: Sergeant

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary (Korea) 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: Regular

Date of birth: 26-Feb-1947

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 31-Oct-1966

Start of tour: 2-Aug-1970

Incident date: 17-Apr-1971

Date of casualty: 17-Apr-1971

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Willis Norwood Andrews was killed while he was enroute to a night defensive position when a hostile force was encountered. / Enroute to Night Defensive Position (NDP).  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Five Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SGT Willis Norwood Andrews
SP4 Fidencio Flores Jr
1LT Phillip Lewis Lee
SP5 George James Orr
SP4 Gary Lee Reynolds

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 523 316

Place of interment: Evarts Memorial Gardens, Kildav, Kentucky, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 04W 130 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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