VIETNAM - MORGAN, LARRY GENE

Morgan, Larry Gene

VIETNAM - MORGAN, LARRY GENE
MORGAN, LARRY GENE

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 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, Parachutist Badge

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

Note: Scout section

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 9-Apr-1951

Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 1-Apr-1969

Start of tour: 8-Oct-1969

Incident date: 8-May-1970

Date of casualty: 8-May-1970

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Larry Gene Morgan was killed while a driver of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a mine detonated. / Driver of Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance mission.  Vehicle detonated hostile mine.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 661 842

Place of interment: IOOF Cemetery, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 10W 001 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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