Haley, Garland Gene


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 67N – Utility Helicopter Repairer

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: Crew member

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 20-Mar-1949

Hometown: Amarillo, Texas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 25-Aug-1967

Incident date: 5-May-1968

Date of casualty: 5-May-1968

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Garland Gene Haley died from fragment wound received while crewman on military helicopter on combat operation when hit by hostile ground fire, aircraft did not crash or burn. He was admitted to a military hospital in Vietnam, where he later expired. / (Individual transported to 7th Surgical Hospital, Blackhorse base camp, Long Giao, where he expired.)

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Peter Brum
PFC Freddie Joe Cigar
SP4 Garland Gene Haley
PSGT Glenn Edward Nicholson

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 55E 015 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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