Koliba, Herbert


Rank: Sergeant First Class

Unit: D Company, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 10-Oct-1934

Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas

Marital status: Married to Gloria Koliba, one son

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 6-Apr-1968

Incident date: 15-May-1968

Date of casualty: 15-May-1968

Age at death: 33

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Herbert Koliba died as a result of fragment wounds received while on combat operation when the military vehicle he was on was hit by a hostile anti-tank round. He was admitted to a military hospital in Vietnam (24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh) and placed on Very Serious Injury (VSI) list, where he later expired.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 60E 024 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)