McCue, William James


Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Purple Heart 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: 4-Jul-1948

Hometown: Hometown, Illinois

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 10-Mar-1967

Incident date: 17-Apr-1967

Date of casualty: 25-Aug-1967

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
William James McCue died on 25 Aug 1967 in Edward Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois, as the result of wounds received in Vietnam on 17 Apr 1967 when the convoy which he was in came under hostile mortar attack.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PVT Albert Franklin Cleveland
SP4 Royd Steve Kerley Jr
SP4 Donald Lynwood Martinez
PFC William James McCue

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 25E 043 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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