Preston, Johnny Calvin


Rank: Sergeant

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart 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: 28-Dec-1939

Hometown: Ft Valley, Georgia

Marital status: Married to Elizabeth Preston, two daughters

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 24-May-1967

Date of casualty: 24-May-1967

Age at death: 27

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Johnny Calvin Preston was passenger in a military vehicle on combat operation when the vehicle hit a hostile mine.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Johnny Calvin Preston
SP4 William Joseph Scherle Jr

Location of fatality: Quang Ngai, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville National Historic Site, Georgia, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 20E 097 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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