Berry, Kurtis Aurel


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: C Troop, 1st 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

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 1-Aug-1948

Hometown: Ft Wayne, Indiana

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 2-Jul-1968

Start of tour: 2-Jan-1969

Incident date: 6-Jul-1969

Date of casualty: 6-Jul-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Kurtis Aurel Berry was killed while a crew member of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Loader on M551 (Sheridan) tank on combat operation. Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Kurtis Aurel Berry
SGT Larry Howard Johnson
SP4 William Francis Rigdon

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 587 374

Place of interment: Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 21W 068 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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