Batozynski, Charles Henry


Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 8-Sep-1948

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 14-Mar-1967

Start of tour: 21-Aug-1967

Incident date: 6-Mar-1968

Date of casualty: 6-Mar-1968

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Charles Henry Batozynski died as a result of injury received when a hostile force was encountered while passenger on a military vehicle during a mine sweep. / (Individual transported to 7th Surgical Hospital, Blackhorse base camp, Long Giao.)

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Charles Henry Batozynski
SP4 Jerry Allen Beatty
SP4 Floyd McFadden
SP4 John Bernard Shank
CPT Gregory Kent Whitehouse

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 43E 013 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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