Gabriel, Herbert James


Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 28-Jan-1945

Hometown: Port Arthur, Texas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 28-Oct-1965

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 29-Dec-1966

Date of casualty: 29-Dec-1966

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died while missing. Unknown. Other explosive device.
Herbert James Gabriel was passenger in armored personnel (AP) carrier which hit hostile mine, exploded and burned while on combat operation. / Passenger in an armored personnel carrier (APC) when the vehicle hit a hostile land mine and vehicle exploded and burned.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Herbert James Gabriel
SP4 Alejandro Garcia Jr

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Johnson Memorial Park Cemetery, Groves, Texas, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 13E 095 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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