VIETNAM - RICE, DONALD JEROME

Rice, Donald Jerome

VIETNAM - RICE, DONALD JEROME
RICE, DONALD JEROME

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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: Regular

Date of birth: 10-Jun-1947

Hometown: Gay, Georgia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 29-Sep-1965

Start of tour: 1-Nov-1969

Incident date: 23-Jan-1970

Date of casualty: 23-Jan-1970

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Donald Jerome Rice was killed while on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / On ambush patrol mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Frank Dale Hammond
SP4 Donald Jerome Rice

Location of fatality: Phuoc Long, South Vietnam, XU 953 272

Place of interment: Hillview East Cemetery, LaGrange, Georgia, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 14W 060 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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