VIETNAM - LAFON, VAL LYNDON

Lafon, Val Lyndon

VIETNAM - LAFON, VAL LYNDON
LAFON, VAL LYNDON

Rank: Staff Sergeant

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 14-Aug-2026

Hometown: Ogden, Utah

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 9-Sep-1952

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 14-Oct-1968

Date of casualty: 11-Jan-1969

Age at death: 42

Cause of Death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Illness. Illness or disease.
Val Lyndon Lafon was transferred to 106th General Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, on 19 Oct 1968.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 35W 073 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)