Chatfield, Daniel Harold


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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: Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 8-Jun-1947

Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 20-Sep-1967

Incident date: 16-May-1968

Date of casualty: 16-May-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Daniel Harold Chatfield died from wounds received while driver of military vehicle on a combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight. He was admitted to the 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, 16 May 1968 at 1935 hours and placed on the very seriously injured (VSI) list 16 May 1968 at 1940 hours and later expired.

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 61E 007 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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