Reese, Chester Roy Jr


Rank: Specialist 5

Unit: C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation 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: 16-Jul-1949

Hometown: Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 26-Feb-1969

Start of tour: 14-Sep-1969

Incident date: 23-Aug-1970

Date of casualty: 5-Sep-1970

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Chester Roy Reese Jr died as a result of wounds received while commanding a military vehicle when a mine detonated. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Tank commander on Sheridan returning to night defensive position (NDP) from reconnaissance mission.  Detonated hostile mine.  Admitted to 93d Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 23 Aug 1970 at 1835 hrs, placed on Special Category list on 24 Aug 1970 at 0945 hrs.  (Individual transferred to United States Army Hospital Camp Zama, Japan, where he expired on 5 Sep 1970 as a result of wounds received on 23 Aug 1970.)

Two Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP5 Chester Roy Reese Jr
PFC Robert Dawson Rother Jr

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam, YT 294 253

Place of interment: Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 07W 040 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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