VIETNAM - KERLEY, ROYD STEVE JR

Kerley, Royd Steve Jr

VIETNAM - KERLEY, ROYD STEVE JR
KERLEY, ROYD STEVE JR

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 05C – Radio Teletype Operator

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: Regular

Date of birth: 14-Sep-1946

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Marital status: Married to Rebecca J. Kerley

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 18-Aug-1965

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 17-Apr-1967

Date of casualty: 17-Apr-1967

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Royd Steve Kerley Jr was in convoy when hit by fragments from a hostile mortar round.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PVT Albert Franklin Cleveland
SP4 Royd Steve Kerley Jr
SP4 Donald Lynwood Martinez
PFC William James McCue

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Sunset Memory Gardens, Mint Hill, North Carolina, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 18E 041 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.