VIETNAM - SCHERLE, WILLIAM JOSEPH JR

Scherle, William Joseph Jr

VIETNAM - SCHERLE, WILLIAM JOSEPH JR
SCHERLE, WILLIAM JOSEPH JR

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart 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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 17-Oct-1945

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 8-Nov-1965

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 24-May-1967

Date of casualty: 24-May-1967

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
William Joseph Scherle Jr was passenger in a military vehicle on combat operation when the vehicle hit a hostile mine.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Johnny Calvin Preston
SP4 William Joseph Scherle Jr

Location of fatality: Quang Ngai, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Saint Michael Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 20E 099 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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