VIETNAM - BORST, LEROY M JR

Borst, Leroy M Jr

VIETNAM - BORST, LEROY M JR
BORST, LEROY M JR

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: L Troop, 3rd 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: Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 2-Jul-1945

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 10-Aug-1965

Start of tour: 23-Aug-1966

Incident date: 15-Feb-1967

Date of casualty: 15-Feb-1967

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Leroy M. Borst Jr was passenger in a military vehicle which hit and detonated a hostile mine while on combat operation.

Location of fatality: Long An, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Saint Benedict Catholic Cemetery, Crestwood, Illinois, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 15E 030 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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