Callaghan, Larry Dennis


Rank: Sergeant

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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: 8-Oct-1946

Hometown: Quincy, Massachusetts

Marital status: Married to Elizabeth A. Budny

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Incident date: 21-Jul-1968

Date of casualty: 24-Oct-2001

Age at death: 55

Cause of Death:
Larry Callaghan enlisted in the United States Army in 1966. Two years later with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, he sustained a spinal cord injury caused by a land mine explosion during combat operations. He retired from active duty that same year, and received the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart.  He died on 24 Oct 2001 from wounds received on 21 Jul 1968.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Norfolk Cemetery, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 46W 032 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)
Larry Dennis Callaghan was added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day, May 30, 2004.

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