Arneson, Keith Sam


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 13-May-1949

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 19-Feb-1969

Start of tour: 14-Aug-1969

Incident date: 1-May-1970

Date of casualty: 1-May-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Unknown. Other causes.
Keith Sam Arneson was killed while gunner on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Gunner on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance in force mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Keith Sam Arneson
CPL Paul Marion Dailey

Location of fatality: Cambodia, XT 485 964

Place of interment: Skyline Memorial Gardens, Portland, Oregon, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 078 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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