VIETNAM - LITTLE, WALLACE SYLVESTER

Little, Wallace Sylvester

VIETNAM - LITTLE, WALLACE SYLVESTER
LITTLE, WALLACE SYLVESTER

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Unit: C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 18-May-1939

Hometown: Riverview, Alabama

Marital status: Married to Rose M. Little

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 30-Apr-1968

Incident date: 18-May-1968

Date of casualty: 18-May-1968

Age at death: 29

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Wallace Sylvester Little died from wound received while on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Fairview Cemetery, Valley, Alabama, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 62E 020 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

STAFF SERGEANT WALLACE SYLVESTER LITTLE
18 MAY 1968
C TROOP, 1st SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Staff Sergeant Little distinguished himself by valorous actions on 18 May 1968, while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, on an armed assault mission in the vicinity of Cu Chi, Vietnam. Sergeant Little continually posed himself to an intense volume of hostile fire in order to closely control the vehicles of his platoon as they advanced and directed suppressive fire against the insurgent positions. In the process, he was suddenly struck and mortally wounded by enemy small arms fire. Staff Sergeant Little’s personal bravery 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, 9th Infantry Division General Orders No. 4934 (22 June 1968)

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