VIETNAM - HOVIS, RONALD LEE

Hovis, Ronald Lee

VIETNAM - HOVIS, RONALD LEE
HOVIS, RONALD LEE

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 71H – Personnel Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, 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: 23-Jan-1948

Hometown: Mooresville, Indiana

Marital status: Married to Vivian F. Hovis

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 4-Jan-1968

Start of tour: 4-Jun-1968

Incident date: 18-Dec-1968

Date of casualty: 18-Dec-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Ronald Lee Hovis died from wounds received while at command post when area came under hostile mortar attack. / (Individual transported to 93rd Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, where he expired.)

Five Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
PFC Robert Lynn Bone
SP4 Norman Harvey Clark
SP4 Ricky Fay Cossey
PFC Charles Marion Dumdei
PFC Ronald Lee Hovis

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam

Place of interment: White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville, Indiana, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 36W 040 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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