Bainter, Neal Vincent


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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: Regular

Date of birth: 31-Oct-1951

Hometown: Orange, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 21-Nov-1968

Start of tour: 24-Jan-1970

Incident date: 10-Aug-1970

Date of casualty: 10-Aug-1970

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Neal Vincent Bainter was killed while driver of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a mine detonated. / Driver on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on resupply mission, vehicle detonated hostile mine.

Three Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Neal Vincent Bainter
PVT Joseph Frank Marcantonio
SGT William Lester Wilhelm

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 910 308

Place of interment: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 08W 099 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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