Nance, Lewis Sylvester


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: G Troop, 2nd 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: Regular

Date of birth: 22-Oct-1945

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Marital status: Married to Bellivina C. Nance, one daughter

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 14-May-1968

Start of tour: 3-Jun-1968

Incident date: 24-Aug-1968

Date of casualty: 24-Aug-1968

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Lewis Sylvester Nance died from wounds received while gunner of a military vehicle on combat operation when hit by fragments from a hostile anti-tank round.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
1LT Leslie Edmund Hines III
SP4 Lewis Sylvester Nance
PFC Ivan Lorenza Vincent Jr

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XU 764 100*

Place of interment: York Memorial Park, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 46W 006 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)