VIETNAM - LANGLEY, JODY MAC

Langley, Jody Mac

VIETNAM - LANGLEY, JODY MAC
LANGLEY, JODY MAC

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11H – Heavy Anti-Armor Weapons Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 12-Sep-1947

Hometown: Waxahachie, Texas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 16-Feb-1966

Start of tour: 5-Oct-1966

Incident date: 10-Apr-1967

Date of casualty: 10-Apr-1967

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Jody Mac Langley was passenger on armored personnel carrier returning from forward area when the vehicle hit a hostile mine.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Hillcrest Burial Park Cemetery, Waxahachie, Texas, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 18E 011 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JODY MAC LANGLEY
OCTOBER 1966 – APRIL 1967
L TROOP, 3rd SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Private First Class Langley distinguished himself by valorous actions during the period October 1966 to April 1967 while assigned to Troop L, 3d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Republic of Vietnam. Throughout this period, Private Langley displayed determination and precision while performing his duties in an outstanding manner. Initially assigned as a vehicle mechanic, he energetically devoted himself to his job and spent many long hours maintaining the troop’s vehicles in perfect mechanical condition. He took a pride in his work that was readily apparent by his high professional standards. Being subsequently assigned as a vehicle driver, Private Langley continued his record of exceptional achievement. Consistently demonstrating courage and a desire to excel, he participated in Operations HICKORY, GLEN BURNIE, MUNCIE, COLBY, CEDAR FALLS, ALEXANDRIA and JUNCTION CITY. Although his job did not require him to participate in combat patrols, he frequently volunteered for hazardous missions in order to relieve his comrades of an increasing workload.  On 10 April 1967, Private Langley was mortally wounded when his vehicle detonated an enemy mine. Private First Class Langley’s dedication and outstanding performance of duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam General Orders No. 1091 (10 July 1967)

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