Garnett, Leon Jr


Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 9-May-1950

Hometown: Washington, District Of Columbia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: Unknown

Start of tour: 28-Feb-1970

Incident date: 4-May-1970

Date of casualty: 4-May-1970

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Leon Garnett Jr died as a result of wounds received while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired.

Three Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SGT Ray Francis Evans
PFC Leon Garnett Jr
SP4 Ernest Reginald Lasher Jr

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 095 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)