Pirrman, Raymond Lee


Rank: Specialist 4

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: 14-Apr-1948

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 30-Jul-1968

Start of tour: 17-Feb-1969

Incident date: 4-Jul-1969

Date of casualty: 4-Jul-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Raymond Lee Pirrman was killed while driver of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Gunner on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on combat operation.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Ambrose Gassaway
SP4 Raymond Lee Pirrman
SFC Jimmy Don West

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XU 633 101

Place of interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 21W 062 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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