Gilbert, Don Ray


Rank: Specialist 4

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: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 31-Mar-1947

Hometown: Ft Worth, Texas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 28-Jun-1967

Entered service: 25-Jan-1967

Incident date: 3-Feb-1968

Date of casualty: 3-Feb-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Don Ray Gilbert died from injury received while on combat operation when unit engaged hostile force in firefight. / (Individual transported to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, where he later expired.)

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Don Ray Gilbert
SP4 Larry Hugh Jones

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Arlington, Texas, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 37E 007 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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