Colon, Harry Joseph


Rank: Specialist 5

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

MOS: 76Y – Unit Supply Specialist

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: Regular

Date of birth: 7-Dec-1948

Hometown: New York, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 7-Feb-1967

Start of tour: 7-Aug-1968

Incident date: 21-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 21-Jun-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Harry Joseph Colon was killed by sniper fire from a hostile force while a passenger in a military vehicle on a military mission. / Passenger on 1/4 ton truck enroute to base camp on admin mission.  Vehicle came under hostile sniper fire.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 325 097

Place of interment: Saint Raymond‘s Cemetery New, Bronx, New York, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22W 103 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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