Pasch, William Ernest


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: M Company, 3rd 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: Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 3-Oct-1947

Hometown: Groton, South Dakota

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 20-Oct-1966

Start of tour: 22-Jan-1968

Incident date: 11-May-1968

Date of casualty: 11-May-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
William Ernest Pasch died from wounds and burns received while passenger in military vehicle on combat operation when vehicle hit by hostile rocket.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Groton Cemetery, Groton, South Dakota, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 58E 024 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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