Roe, Timothy Roy


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star 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: 13-Apr-1951

Hometown: Kewanna, Indiana

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 10-Jan-1969

Start of tour: 19-Jul-1969

Incident date: 19-Feb-1970

Date of casualty: 26-Feb-1970

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Other Accident. Accident self-destruciton. Individual died as a result of injuries received while performing maintenance on a military vehicle when he accidentally touched the firing button causing the vehicle‘s weapon to discharge and was struck by the recoil mechanism. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Loader on Sheridan tank pulling maintenance on vehicle.  Accidentally hit weapon firing button while adjusting search light.  Gun fired and barrel recoiled hitting EM in head.  Admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 19 Feb 1970 at 1215 hrs, placed on Very Serious Injured (VSI) list on 19 Feb 1970 at 1800 hrs, and later expired.  Incident occurred on 19 Feb 1970 at 1120 hrs.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 565 843

Place of interment: Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 13W 059 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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