VIETNAM - COEN, ROGER LEE

Coen, Roger Lee

VIETNAM - COEN, ROGER LEE
COEN, ROGER LEE

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 23-May-1948

Hometown: Holdrege, Nebraska

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 17-Aug-1969

Start of tour: 2-Aug-1970

Incident date: 22-Oct-1970

Date of casualty: 22-Oct-1970

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Other Accident. Other accident.
Roger Lee Coen was killed while on a combat operation when a mine being placed into position accidentally detonated. / On dismounted patrol, setting up mechanical ambush, accidentally detonated.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 965 386

Place of interment: Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege, Nebraska, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 06W 015 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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