Phelps, Herbert Lee


Rank: Sergeant

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 23-May-1947

Hometown: Valdosta, Georgia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 10-Jul-1968

Start of tour: 23-Jun-1969

Incident date: 8-Jul-1969

Date of casualty: 8-Jul-1969

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Unknown. Unknown or not reported.
Herbert Lee Phelps was killed while commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Commander of Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on combat operation.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XU 772 152

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 21W 085 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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