Forsman, James Eskel


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 63C – General Vehicle Repairman

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 17-Jan-1940

Hometown: Mantua, New Jersey

Marital status: Married to Edith M. Forsman, one son

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 28-Apr-1965

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 2-Feb-1967

Date of casualty: 3-Feb-1967

Age at death: 27

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
James Eskel Forsman was passenger in military vehicle when the vehicle hit a hostile land mine on 2 Feb 1967.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident
SP4 Robert Volnie Bair
SP4 James Eskel Forsman
PFC Larry Earl Smith

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, New Jersey, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 14E 111 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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