VIETNAM - CANNON, GEORGE ELMER SR

Cannon, George Elmer Sr

VIETNAM - CANNON, GEORGE ELMER SR
CANNON, GEORGE ELMER SR

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 12B – Combat Engineer

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Korea, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 16-Aug-1938

Hometown: Tarboro, North Carolina

Marital status: Married to Gudrun M. Cannon, one son

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 17-Jul-1956

Start of tour: 5-Dec-1968

Incident date: 6-Aug-1969

Date of casualty: 6-Aug-1969

Age at death: 30

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Unknown. Other causes.
George Elmer Cannon Sr was killed while on a combat operation when a mine detonated. / On mine sweep mission.  Hit by fragments from hostile mine.

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam, YT 448 003

Place of interment: Edgecombe Memorial Park, Tarboro, North Carolina, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 20W 102 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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