Moorhouse, William Curtis


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, 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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 10-Sep-1945

Hometown: Maple Shade, New Jersey

Marital status: Married to Mary A. Moorhouse

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 6-Feb-1969

Start of tour: 5-Jul-1969

Incident date: 12-Mar-1970

Date of casualty: 12-Mar-1970

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
William Curtis Moorhouse was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Garlin Jeris Henderson Jr
SGT Jack William Messer
SP4 William Curtis Moorhouse

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 415 857

Place of interment: Mount Holly Cemetery, Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 13W 119 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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