VIETNAM - HUNT, CALVIN GENE

Hunt, Calvin Gene

VIETNAM - HUNT, CALVIN GENE
HUNT, CALVIN GENE

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 17K – Ground Surveillance Radar Crewman

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: 27-Aug-1947

Hometown: Bakersfield, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 29-Nov-1967

Start of tour: 4-Dec-1968

Incident date: 19-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 19-Jun-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Calvin Gene Hunt was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position.  Came under hostile rocket attack.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
1LT Richard Wilson Cole
SP4 Calvin Gene Hunt

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 814 908

Place of interment: Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, California, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22W 089 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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