Biarum, Donnie


Rank: Specialist 4

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

Awards: 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: Regular

Date of birth: 31-Aug-1943

Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington

Marital status: Married to Linda J. Biarum

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 27-Apr-1967

Incident date: 19-May-1968

Date of casualty: 26-Dec-1969

Age at death: 26

Cause of Death:  Hostile, died of wounds. Died Of Wounds. Other causes.
Donnie Biarum was wounded when the Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) in which he was riding hit a booby trap.  Admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 19 May 1968 and later evacuated to the United States.  Individual expired on 26 Dec 1969 of wounds received on 19 May 1968.

Four Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Donnie Biarum
SP4 Dwight Earl Hinman
PFC Stanley A. Schroeder
SP4 George Owen Spangler

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam, XT 515 006

Place of interment: Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park, Enumclaw, Washington, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 24W 065 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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