Lasher, Ernest Reginald Jr


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Howitzer Battery, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 82C – Field Artillery Surveyor

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct 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-Jun-1948

Hometown: Germantown, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 6-Jan-1969

Start of tour: 18-Jun-1969

Incident date: 3-May-1970

Date of casualty: 3-May-1970

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Ernest Reginald Lasher Jr was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force.

Three Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SGT Ray Francis Evans
PFC Leon Garnett Jr
SP4 Ernest Reginald Lasher Jr

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Valley View Cemetery, North Germantown, New York, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 092 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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