Cormier, Edward James



Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, 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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 31-Jan-1949

Hometown: South Barre, Massachusetts

Marital status: Married to Jean M. Cormier

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 29-Mar-1969

Start of tour: 15-Sep-1969

Incident date: 25-Nov-1969

Date of casualty: 25-Nov-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Edward James Cormier was killed while a gunner on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Gunner on armored cavalry assault vehicle (ACAV) on sweep mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Edward James Cormier
SSG Robert John Nadeau
SP4 Roger Bernard Schaefer

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 540 845

Place of interment: Saint Josephs Cemetery, Barre, Massachusetts, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 16W 120 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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