Pullen, Melvin Lewis


Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 28-Mar-1951

Hometown: Felton, California

Marital status: Married to Winifred G. Pullen

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 15-Apr-1969

Start of tour: 2-May-1970

Incident date: 26-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 26-Jun-1970

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Melvin Lewis Pullen was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under 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: Oakwood Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, California, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 095 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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