Norman, Lanny Joseph


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 20-Jul-1947

Hometown: Heltonville, Indiana

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 25-Mar-1968

Start of tour: 25-Aug-1968

Incident date: 11-Nov-1968

Date of casualty: 11-Nov-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Vehicle Crash (MC). Vehicle loss or crash.
Lanny Joseph Norman died from wound received while passenger on military vehicle returning from combat operation when the gun on a tank accidentally discharged striking his vehicle. / (Individual transported to 7th Surgical Hospital, Blackhorse base camp, Long Giao.)

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Lane Carston Johnson
PFC Lanny Joseph Norman

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam, YS 454 869*

Place of interment: Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville, Indiana, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 39W 051 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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