Cigar, Freddie Joe


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11K

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 11-Mar-1947, Torrance, California

Hometown: San Pedro, California

Marital status: Married to Gwendoly A. Cigar

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 18-Jul-1966

Start of tour: 29-Jul-1967

Incident date: 5-May-1968

Date of casualty: 5-May-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Freddie Joe Cigar died from gunshot wound received while on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight. (Individual transported to 7th Surgical Hospital, Blackhorse base camp, Long Giao, where he expired.)

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Peter Brum
PFC Freddie Joe Cigar
SP4 Garland Gene Haley
PSGT Glenn Edward Nicholson

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam, YS 465 923*

Place of interment: Lincoln Memorial Park, Carson, California, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 55E 006 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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