Hively, Bennie Ray


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct 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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 15-Aug-1950

Hometown: Jonesboro, Arkansas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 11-Mar-1970

Start of tour: 3-Nov-1970

Incident date: 24-Apr-1971

Date of casualty: 24-Apr-1971

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Bennie Ray Hively was killed while on a military mission when a hostile force was encountered. / Individual on reconnaissance by fire mission, engaged in hostile firefight.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Bennie Ray Hively
SP4 Stephen Alan Spencer
SGT Bruce Donald Stephenson
SP4 Hilbert Walter Teeter

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 618 256

Place of interment: Cash Cemetery, Cash, Arkansas, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 03W 008 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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