VIETNAM - LABAHN, DARWIN LYN

Labahn, Darwin Lyn

VIETNAM - LABAHN, DARWIN LYN
LABAHN, DARWIN LYN

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 5-May-1949

Hometown: Burke, South Dakota

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 27-Jun-1967

Start of tour: 24-Oct-1968

Incident date: 3-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 3-Jun-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Darwin Lyn Labahn was killed while commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Tank commander on combat operation.  While engaging hostile force in firefight, a tree fell on individual.

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam, YS 585 960

Place of interment: Graceland Cemetery, Burke, South Dakota, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 23W 054 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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