VIETNAM - EAST, MELVIN DOUGLAS

East, Melvin Douglas

VIETNAM - EAST, MELVIN DOUGLAS
EAST, MELVIN DOUGLAS

Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 05B – Radio Operator

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

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 7-Feb-1948

Hometown: Colfax, Washington

Marital status: Married to Nancy L. East

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 8-Feb-1965

Start of tour: 31-Mar-1967

Incident date: 14-Oct-1967

Date of casualty: 14-Oct-1967

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Melvin Douglas East died as the result of metal fragment wound received while passenger of military vehicle which was hit by hostile rocket.

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Florence National Cemetery, Florence, South Carolina, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 27E 108 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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