Gillis, Gary Wayne


Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: M Company, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, 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: 22-Jul-1946

Hometown: Okeechobee, Florida

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 30-Jun-1966

Start of tour: 20-Jun-1968

Incident date: 7-Apr-1969

Date of casualty: 7-Apr-1969

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Gary Wayne Gillis was killed by small arms fire from hostile force while commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation. / Tank commander on reconnaissance in force mission engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 685 357

Place of interment: Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, California, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 27W 030 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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