Bachert, Richard Charles


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 16-Feb-1949

Hometown: Davisburg, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 7-Aug-1967

Start of tour: 28-Aug-1968

Incident date: 21-Dec-1968

Date of casualty: 21-Dec-1968

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Drowning. Drowned, suffocated.
Richard Charles Bachert drowned while in military vehicle on combat operation when vehicle overturned in water while engaging hostile force in firefight.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Richard Charles Bachert
PVT Earl William Thomas Jr

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Michigan, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 36W 055 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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