Ladd, Larry Robert


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 45K – Armament Repairer

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

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 1-Nov-1945

Hometown: Havana, Illinois

Marital status: Married to Judy A. Ladd, one daughter

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 9-Sep-1969

Start of tour: 2-Apr-1970

Incident date: 19-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 19-Jun-1970

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Larry Robert Ladd was killed while he was emplacing explosive devices near a night defensive position when a hostile force was encountered. / On patrol mission just outside of night defensive position (NDP) setting up automatic ambush.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Francis Ray Addis
1LT Robert Knapp Henderson Jr
SP4 Larry Robert Ladd

Location of fatality: Cambodia, XU 453 013

Place of interment: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana, Illinois, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 071 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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