VIETNAM - LIKENS, ARTHUR EMMITT

Likens, Arthur Emmitt

VIETNAM - LIKENS, ARTHUR EMMITT
LIKENS, ARTHUR EMMITT

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: 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: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 31-Dec-1946

Hometown: Portland, Tennessee

Marital status: Married to Joyce G. Likens, two daughters

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 8-Oct-1971

Incident date: 29-Feb-1972

Date of casualty: 29-Feb-1972

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Arthur Emmitt Likens was killed while on a military mission when the area came under attack by a hostile force.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 931 312

Place of interment: Maple Hill Cemetery, Portland, Tennessee, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 02W 112 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE

SPECIALIST FOUR ARTHUR EMMITT LIKENS
17 FEBRUARY 1972
F TROOP, 2nd SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Likens distinguished himself by valorous actions on 17 February 1972. Disregarding his own safety, he courageously exposed himself to the dangers inherent In the combat environment as he directed his efforts toward neutralizing the enemy threat. His valiant actions were characterized by a great concern for the welfare of his comrades and contributed materially to the successful accomplishment of the mission of the United. States in the Republic of Vietnam. His loyalty, diligence and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United. States Army.
Headquarters, 3rd Brigade (Separate), 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) General Orders No. 760 (13 March 1972)

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