Lipscomb, Roy Lollis


Rank: Sergeant

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct 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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 15-Feb-1948

Hometown: Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Marital status: Married to Betty J. Lipscomb

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 14-Nov-1967

Start of tour: 22-Sep-1968

Incident date: 29-Apr-1969

Date of casualty: 29-Apr-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Roy Lollis Lipscomb was killed while commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Track commander of armored personnel carrier (APC) on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Roy Lollis Lipscomb
SP4 Clinton William Shaver Jr
SP4 James Walter Tuttle

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 500 802

Place of interment: Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery, Greenville, South Carolina, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 26W 078 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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