Dawson, Daniel Millard


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: F Troop, 2nd 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: 28-Apr-1946

Hometown: Hookstown, Pennsylvania

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 13-Feb-1969

Start of tour: 15-Aug-1969

Incident date: 15-Dec-1969

Date of casualty: 15-Dec-1969

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Daniel Millard Dawson was killed while driver of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile fore was encountered. / Driver on armored cavalry assault vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Ronald Charles Collins
CPL Farrish Combs
SP4 Daniel Millard Dawson
PFC James Patrick Nugent
1LT John Roche

Location of fatality: Phuoc Long, South Vietnam, XU 955 265

Place of interment: Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Hookstown, Pennsylvania, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 15W 058 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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