McFadden, Floyd


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 64B – Heavy Vehicle Driver

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

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

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 1-Nov-1941

Hometown: Ashdown, Arkansas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 20-Jun-1967

Incident date: 6-Mar-1968

Date of casualty: 6-Mar-1968

Age at death: 26

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Floyd McFadden died from wound received while a passenger in a military vehicle when vehicle hit a hostile mine.  /  (Individual transported to 7th Surgical Hospital, Blackhorse base camp, Long Giao.)

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Charles Henry Batozynski
SP4 Jerry Allen Beatty
SP4 Floyd McFadden
SP4 John Bernard Shank
CPT Gregory Kent Whitehouse

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam, YS 433 943*

Place of interment: Williamston Cemetery, Idabel, Oklahoma, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 43E 028 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)