VIETNAM - PETERSEN, LAWRENCE LEE

Petersen, Lawrence Lee

VIETNAM - PETERSEN, LAWRENCE LEE
PETERSEN, LAWRENCE LEE

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 91A – Medical Equipment Repairer

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Medical Badge

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

Note: Medic attached to K Troop, 3/11 ACR

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 7-Feb-1949

Hometown: Eldridge, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 2-Jul-1969

Start of tour: 5-Dec-1969

Incident date: 26-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 26-Jun-1970

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Lawrence Lee Petersen was killed while at a night defensive position (NDP) when the area came under mortar attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Received hostile mortar attack.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Wesley Charles Howley Jr
PFC David John Moylan
SP4 Lawrence Lee Petersen
PFC Melvin Lewis Pullen

Location of fatality: Cambodia, XU 439 141

Place of interment: Saint Helena Cemetery, Saint Helena, California, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 096 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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