VIETNAM - COLE, RICHARD WILSON

Cole, Richard Wilson

VIETNAM - COLE, RICHARD WILSON
COLE, RICHARD WILSON

Rank: First Lieutenant

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

MOS: 4000 – Supply Officer, General

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: Reserve

Commission Source: Armor OCS Class 22-67 A2, Fort Knox, Kentucky

Date of birth: 8-May-1946

Hometown: Winter Haven, Florida

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 17-Jul-1963

Start of tour: 24-Aug-1968

Incident date: 19-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 19-Jun-1969

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Richard Wilson Cole was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Came under hostile rocket attack.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
1LT Richard Wilson Cole
SP4 Calvin Gene Hunt

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 814 908

Place of interment: Lakeside Memorial Park, Winter Haven, Florida, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22W 086 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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