VIETNAM - MOHR, VICTOR ALLEN

Mohr, Victor Allen

VIETNAM - MOHR, VICTOR ALLEN
MOHR, VICTOR ALLEN

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, National Defense Service Medal, 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: 11-Jan-1931

Hometown: Salamanca, New York

Marital status: Married to Betty R. Mohr, two sons, one daughter

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 22-Jan-1968

Incident date: 19-Apr-1968

Date of casualty: 25-Apr-1968

Age at death: 37

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Victor Allen Mohr died from gunshot wound received while on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight. Individual was admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 19 Apr 1968 and placed on the seriously injured (SI) list and later expired.

Two Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Victor Allen Mohr
SGT Cary Joseph Smith

Location of fatality: Phuoc Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Shelby Memory Gardens, Calera, Alabama, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 52E 008 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FOUR ALLEN MOHR
19 APRIL 1968
B TROOP, 1st SQUADRON

11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Mohr distinguished himself on 19 April 1968, while serving as a Machine Gunner with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, on a reconnaissance in force mission north of Phouc Vinh, Vietnam. As his lead vehicle began penetrating the jungle to one side of a roadway, it and the column came under heavy enemy fire. When two crew-members dismounted to aid the wounded, Specialist Mohr courageously exposed himself to enemy aim in order to place devastating machine gun fire on the insurgents. While manning his weapon, Specialist Mohr was mortally wounded by enemy small arms fire. Specialist Four Mohr’s heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division General Orders No. 4768 (16 June 1968)

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