VIETNAM - ROACH, ORLANDO SILAS

Roach, Orlando Silas

VIETNAM - ROACH, ORLANDO SILAS
ROACH, ORLANDO SILAS

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 12B – Combat Engineer

Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 21-Oct-1941

Hometown: Eagle Butte, South Dakota

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 6-Feb-1964

Start of tour: 6-Aug-1966

Incident date: 27-Oct-1966

Date of casualty: 27-Oct-1966

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Other Accident. Accidental homicide.
Orlando Silas Roach died on 27 Oct 1966 in Vietnam as the result of gunshot wound to the neck. He was accidentally shot by another individual who was cleaning a weapon.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Eagle Butte Cemetery, Eagle Butte, South Dakota, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11E 120 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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