Heffner, Steven Clinton


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 63C – General Vehicle Repairman

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

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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 23-Aug-1949

Hometown: Winfield, Kansas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 28-Dec-1966

Start of tour: 25-Aug-1967

Incident date: 26-Apr-1968

Date of casualty: 26-Apr-1968

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Steven Clinton Heffner died from metal fragment wound while on night perimeter defense when area came under hostile mortar attack. / (Individual transported to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh.)

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 George Rogers Bennett
SP4 Steven Clinton Heffner

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, YT 313 264

Place of interment: Highland Cemetery, Winfield, Kansas, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 52E 019 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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