Malcolm, John Daniel


Rank: Sergeant

Unit: Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Army Aircrew Badge, Parachutist Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 24-Apr-1950

Hometown: Middlefield, Connecticut

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 18-Jan-1968

Start of tour: 3-Dec-1969

Incident date: 25-Aug-1970

Date of casualty: 25-Aug-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
John Daniel Malcolm was killed while on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / On reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Robert Edmund Koonce
SGT John Daniel Malcolm
SP4 Jerrold Louis Vesey

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 933 310

Place of interment: Middlefield Cemetery, Middlefield, Connecticut, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 07W 005 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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