Herritz, Everett August


Rank: Master Sergeant

Unit: 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 12B – Combat Engineer

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

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Start of tour: 29-Jun-1967

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 30-Jul-2026

Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado

Marital status: Married to Alice L. Herritz

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 29-Jun-1967

Incident date: 15-Jul-1967

Date of casualty: 15-Jul-1967

Age at death: 40

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Everett August Herritz died as a result of metal fragment wounds received from a hostile mine while on a bridge repair operation.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
MAJ Donald Jack Crocker
MSG Everett August Herritz
PFC Harry Allen Kelly
PFC Donald Paskowicz

Location of fatality: Unknown, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 23E 076 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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