Schmidt, Daryl Jay


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 05C – Radio Teletype Operator

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 7-Jun-1948

Hometown: North Tonawanda, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 10-Apr-1968

Start of tour: 2-Dec-1968

Incident date: 18-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 18-Jun-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Daryl Jay Schmidt was killed while in base camp when the area came under rocket attack by a hostile force. / At base camp.  Came under hostile rocket attack.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Daryl Jay Schmidt
SP4 Edwin Francis Turk Jr

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 814 908

Place of interment: Elmlawn Cemetery, Tonawanda, New York, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22W 082 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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