Claussen, Henry Robert


Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 12-Jan-1946

Hometown: Palmer, Iowa

Marital status: Married to Janice L. Claussen

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 25-Jul-1967

Start of tour: 7-Jan-1968

Incident date: 29-May-1968

Date of casualty: 29-May-1968

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Henry Robert Claussen died from wounds 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.)

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam, YT 505 260*

Place of interment: Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Palmer, Iowa, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 63W 004 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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