Carrizales, Dionicio Gutierrez


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: 33rd Chemical Detachment, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 54E – Nuclear, Biological, And Chemical (NBC) Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: UH-1H, Tail # 68-16387, Crew Member

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 20-Oct-1948, Normanna, Texas

Hometown: Normanna, Texas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 11-Nov-1969

Incident date: 12-Apr-1970

Date of casualty: 6-May-1970

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Helicopter Crash — Passenger (MC). Aircraft loss, crash not at sea.
Dionicio G. Carrizales died as a result of burns received while a passenger on a military aircraft on a combat operation when the aircraft was fired upon by a hostile ground force, crashed and burned. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Passenger  on UH-1H on sniffer mission.  Aircraft hit by hostile ground fire.  Aircraft crashed and burned.  Individual admitted to 93d Evacuation Hospital on 12 Apr 1970 at 1135 hrs and placed on Serious Injured (SI) list on 12 Apr 1970 at 1530 hrs.

Four Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
CPT George Hartwell Adams
CPT James Mitchell Atchison
SP4 Dionicio Gutierrez Carrizales
SP4 Cleve Davis Miller

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, , XT 570 864

Place of interment: Tuleta Cemetery, Tuleta, Texas, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 109 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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