Curry, Dickie Carson


Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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-Mar-1950

Hometown: Dayton, Virginia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 20-Jan-1970

Start of tour: 5-Jul-1970

Incident date: 28-Jul-1970

Date of casualty: 28-Jul-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Other Accident. Other accident.
Dickie Carson Curry was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a military mission when the weapon of another vehicle was accidentally discharged striking his vehicle. / Crewman on a tank moving out of night defensive position (NDP).  Another tank accidentally fired main gun hitting individuals tank and one other.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 George Fredrick Beeler
1LT Robert Norris Chinquina
PFC Dickie Carson Curry
PFC Timothy Allen White

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, YT 220 094

Place of interment: Briery Branch Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Dayton, Virginia, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 08W 063 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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