Dodd, Richard Eugene


Rank: Sergeant First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 9-Nov-1941

Hometown: Wister, Oklahoma

Marital status: Married to Lucille M. Dodd, one son

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: Unknown

Start of tour: 25-Oct-1970

Incident date: 31-Dec-1970

Date of casualty: 31-Dec-1970

Age at death: 29

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Richard Eugene Dodd was killed while on a military mission when a booby trap detonated.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Roy Lee Chaney
PSG Richard Eugene Dodd
SGT Alfredo Salazar
SGT Dennis Wade Webster

Location of fatality: Binh Thuy, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Washington, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 05W 016 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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