McCann, Jack William


Rank: Sergeant

Unit: K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, 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: Regular

Date of birth: 5-Sep-1949

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Marital status: Married to Suzanne L. McCann

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 31-May-1967

Start of tour: 29-Oct-1970

Incident date: 27-Dec-1970

Date of casualty: 27-Dec-1970

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Jack William McCann was killed while at a night defensive position when a mine detonated. / Setting up night defensive position (NDP), detonated hostile mine.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Raymond Clyde Holt
SGT Jack William McCann
SGT Carver Joe Frank Vaughan

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 999 324

Place of interment: Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 05W 011 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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