Cole, Emile


Rank: Staff Sergeant

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, 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: Regular

Date of birth: 12-Apr-1940

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Marital status: Married to Rosemond M. Cole, one son, one daughter

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 15-Dec-1961

Start of tour: 19-Jul-1967

Incident date: 14-Jan-1968

Date of casualty: 14-Jan-1968

Age at death: 27

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Emile Cole died from metal fragment wounds while passenger on military vehicle on combat operation when vehicle hit hostile mine.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Washington, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 34E 047 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)