VIETNAM - FANIS, GEORGE NICHOLAS JR

Fanis, George Nicholas Jr

VIETNAM - FANIS, GEORGE NICHOLAS JR
FANIS, GEORGE NICHOLAS JR

Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: 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: Regular

Date of birth: 20-Apr-1948

Hometown: Rockford, Illinois

Marital status: Married to Sally A. Fanis

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 20-Mar-1967

Start of tour: 19-Aug-1967

Incident date: 8-Dec-1967

Date of casualty: 8-Dec-1967

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
George Nicholas Fanis Jr died as the result of brain stem decompensation due to wound received while gunner on military vehicle which hit an anti-tank mine during combat operation.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC George Nicholas Fanis Jr
PFC Charles Lee Hauschildt

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, Illinois, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 31E 064 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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