VIETNAM - HODGSON, DOUGLAS RALPH

Hodgson, Douglas Ralph

VIETNAM - HODGSON, DOUGLAS RALPH
HODGSON, DOUGLAS RALPH

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 56C – Petroleum Storage Specialist

Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 18-Feb-1947

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 24-Aug-1966

Start of tour: 27-Jan-1967

Incident date: 4-May-1967

Date of casualty: 6-May-1967

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Other Accident. Accidental homicide.
Douglas Ralph Hodgson was in unit area when accidentally shot by another individual who was cleaning his weapon on 4 May 1967.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Iowa, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 19E 050 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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