VIETNAM - LEWIS, DELBERT OTIS

Lewis, Delbert Otis

VIETNAM - LEWIS, DELBERT OTIS
LEWIS, DELBERT OTIS

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: M Company, 3rd 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: 17-May-1943

Hometown: Shelby, Ohio

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 21-Aug-1967

Incident date: 25-Dec-1967

Date of casualty: 25-Dec-1967

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Delbert Otis Lewis died as a result of fragment wounds received while passenger on military vehicle on combat operation when vehicle was hit by hostile anti-tank round.

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Ditney Ridge Cemetery, Elliottville, Kentucky, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 32E 058 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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