VIETNAM - PAPIN, SAMUEL ALEXANDER

Papin, Samuel Alexander Jr

VIETNAM - PAPIN, SAMUEL ALEXANDER JR
PAPIN, SAMUEL ALEXANDER JR

Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, 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: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 26-Jan-1951

Hometown: Elmira, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 1-Aug-1968

Start of tour: 31-Jan-1969

Incident date: 12-Aug-1969

Date of casualty: 12-Aug-1969

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Samuel Alexander Papin Jr was killed while crew member on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Crew member of Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG Gene Raymond Koski
PFC Samuel Alexander Papin Jr
SGT Don Richard Sykes

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 710 830

Place of interment: Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, California, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 19W 019 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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