VIETNAM - BANKS, RICHARD ANTHONY

Banks, Richard Anthony

VIETNAM - BANKS, RICHARD ANTHONY
BANKS, RICHARD ANTHONY

Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart 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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 7-May-1948

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 21-Mar-1967

Start of tour: 30-Mar-1968

Incident date: 16-Jul-1968

Date of casualty: 16-Jul-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Richard Anthony Banks died from wounds received while driver of military vehicle on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Ohio, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 52W 038 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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