VIETNAM - DAILEY, PAUL MARION

Dailey, Paul Marion

VIETNAM - DAILEY, PAUL MARION
DAILEY, PAUL MARION

Rank: Corporal

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 91B – Medical Specialist

Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Medical Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: Medic attached to G Troop, 2/11 ACR

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 29-Oct-1951

Hometown: Parkersburg, West Virginia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 6-May-1969

Start of tour: 4-Dec-1969

Incident date: 1-May-1970

Date of casualty: 1-May-1970

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Unknown. Other causes.
Paul Marion Dailey was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Medic on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance in force mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Keith Sam Arneson
CPL Paul Marion Dailey

Location of fatality: Cambodia, XT 485 964

Place of interment: Evergreen Cemetery North, Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 079 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

SILVER STAR

SILVER STAR
POSTHUMOUS

PFC PAUL MARION DAILEY
1 MAY 1970
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS TROOP, 2nd SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Private First Class Dailey distinguished himself for gallantry in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force on 1 May 1970, while serving as a Medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date, Troop G, to which Private Dailey was attached, and Company H were on a reconnaissance mission in Cambodia, when they encountered a well-fortified enemy force. Two of the lead tanks received hits from rocket-propelled grenades which injured the crew members and totally disabled the vehicles. Dismounting his own vehicle, Private Dailey ran to assist the injured men. However, the enemy fusillade was so intense that he was unable to aid them. Again, disregarding his own safety, Private Dailey quickly mounted one of the nearby vehicles and began placing intense suppressive fire towards the enemy from an exposed position. He bravely continued his barrage until an enemy rocket-propelled grenade struck the vehicle, mortally wounding him. Private Dailey’s actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 2793 (July 1, 1970)

 

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