VIETNAM - EATON, TOMMY RAY

Eaton, Tommy Ray

VIETNAM - EATON, TOMMY RAY
EATON, TOMMY RAY

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: G 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: 13-Feb-1948

Hometown: New Castle, Indiana

Marital status: Married to Nancy K. Eaton

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 15-Feb-1968

Start of tour: 22-Jul-1968

Incident date: 17-Dec-1968

Date of casualty: 17-Dec-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Tommy Ray Eaton died from wound received while observer on military vehicle on combat operation when the vehicle hit a hostile mine.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: South Mound Cemetery, New Castle, Indiana, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 36W 034 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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