Cochrane, John Floyd


Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: 409th Radio Research Unit, 303rd Rr Bn, 509th Asa Grp, Army Sec Agency

MOS: 9630 – Signal Security Officer

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

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Reserved

Date of birth: 16-Apr-1941

Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan

Marital status: Married to Elaine M. Cochrane

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 15-Feb-1965

Start of tour: Unknown

Incident date: 24-Oct-1966

Date of casualty: 24-Oct-1966

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
John Floyd Cochrane died on 24 Oct 1966 in Vietnam as a result of gunshot wound to the head with mine metal fragment wounds. He was a passenger in a military vehicle when hit simultaneously by a command detonated claymore mine and sniper fire.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11E 102 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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