VIETNAM - MYERS, GEORGE LEE

Myers, George Lee

VIETNAM - MYERS, GEORGE LEE
MYERS, GEORGE LEE

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Note: 1st platoon

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 15-Apr-1947

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 12-Jun-1967

Incident date: 1-Apr-1968

Date of casualty: 1-Apr-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
George Lee Myers died from fragment wounds received while passenger on military vehicle on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 George Lee Myers
PFC Richard Domenic Nicolini

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 47E 034 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

SILVER STAR

SILVER STAR
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FOUR GEORGE LEE MYERS
1 APRIL 1968
I TROOP, 3rd SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Myers distinguished himself by gallantry in action involving close combat against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Four Myers distinguished himself by valorous actions on 1 April 1968, while serving as a Machine Gunner with Troop I, 3d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, on a reconnaissance in force mission near Duc Hoa, Vietnam. When the lead elements of the troop made contact with an entrenched Viet Cong force, Specialist Myers’ platoon maneuvered into the intense hostile fire and began to assault the enemy positions. One armored cavalry assault vehicle received a direct hit from an antitank round, severely wounding all crew members. As Specialist Myers’ track moved in front of the disabled vehicle, he exposed himself fully to intense rocket, automatic and semiautomatic weapons fire to deliver a highly accurate base of machine gun fire on the insurgents. By his courageous actions, a medical evacuation team was able to reach the disabled vehicle and carry the wounded crew members to safety. When the wounded had been secured, his platoon again began to advance against the enemy. During the assault, Specialist Myers was mortally wounded by an enemy rifle round. Specialist Four Myers’ 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. 3292 (3 May 1968)

 

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