VIETNAM - MEDLEY, HOMER LANDUS

Medley, Homer Landus

VIETNAM - MEDLEY, HOMER LANDUS
MEDLEY, HOMER LANDUS

Rank: Platoon Sergeant

Unit: H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Germany), Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 20-Aug-1930

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Marital status: Married to Eva L. Medley, three sons, two daughters

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 4-Oct-1948

Start of tour: 26-Aug-1967

Incident date: 16-May-1968

Date of casualty: 16-May-1968

Age at death: 37

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Homer Landus Medley died from gunshot wound received while on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight. / (Individual transported to 7th Surgical Hospital, Blackhorse base camp, Long Giao.)

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam, YS 540 960*

Place of interment: Mountain View Cemetery, McMinnville, Tennessee, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 61E 013 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

PLATOON SERGEANT HOMER LANDUS MEDLEY
16 MAY 1968
H COMPANY, 2nd
SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Platoon Sergeant Medley distinguished himself by valorous actions on 16 May 1968, while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company H, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, on a reconnaissance-in-force mission in the Republic of Vietnam. Elements of Company H and Troop G, 2d Squadron came under heavy antitank and automatic weapons fire from a well concealed enemy force. One armored cavalry assault vehicle was heavily hit, and its crew seriously wounded. Sergeant Medley immediately maneuvered his tank against the enemy and placed devastating suppressive fire on the insurgents. In the process, he was mortally wounded by enemy fire. Platoon Sergeant Medley’s personal bravery and devotion to duty were 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. 5125 (25 June 1968)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE

PLATOON SERGEANT HOMER LANDUS MEDLEY
6 JANUARY 1968
H COMPANY, 2nd
SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Platoon Sergeant Medley distinguished himself by valorous actions on 6 January 1968, while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company H, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, during a search and destroy mission southwest of Loc Minh, Vietnam. Despite intense hostile fire, Sergeant Medley showed aggressive determination in the successful defense of his position and the repulsion of the determined insurgent force. Platoon Sergeant Medley’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. 2032 (1 April 1968)

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