Reed, Gary Walton


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, 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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 17-Oct-1948

Hometown: Eureka, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 8-May-1968

Start of tour: 27-Oct-1968

Incident date: 17-Jul-1969

Date of casualty: 17-Jul-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Gary Walton Reed died from wounds received while gunner on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. He was admitted to a military medical facility, placed on the Very Serious Injury (VSI) list, and later expired. / Gunner on Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on convoy security mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.  Individual admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 17 Jul 1969 at 1500 hrs, placed on Very Serious Injury (VSI) list on 17 Jul 1969 at 1500 hrs and later expired.  Incident occurred on 17 Jul 1969 at 1310 hrs.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 767 655

Place of interment: Sunset Memorial Park, Eureka, California, USA

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