VIETNAM - ATHEY, BURDER SMITH III

Athey, Burder Smith

VIETNAM - ATHEY, BURDER SMITH III
ATHEY, BURDER SMITH III

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, 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: 9-Oct-1949

Hometown: Savannah, Georgia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 27-Apr-1969

Start of tour: 20-Oct-1969

Incident date: 21-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 21-Jun-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Other Accident. Other accident.
Burder Smith Athey III was killed while on a military mission when struck by a falling tree. / On dismounted security patrol for Rome Plows.  Hit on the head by a falling tree.

Location of fatality: Cambodia, XU 483 002

Place of interment: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 075 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)