VIETNAM - SCHMIDT, LARRY ROMAN

Schmidt, Larry Roman

VIETNAM - SCHMIDT, LARRY ROMAN
SCHMIDT, LARRY ROMAN

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 19-Oct-1948

Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 21-Jun-1968

Start of tour: 26-May-1969

Incident date: 12-Aug-1969

Date of casualty: 12-Aug-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Larry Roman Schmidt was killed while commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Track commander of tank on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Marcello Nunez Barrios
1LT Jonathan Paul Hash
SGT Larry Roman Schmidt
SGT Christopher Cutler Webster
SP4 Larry Jay Wheeler

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 784 814

Place of interment: Saint Jerome Cemetery, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 19W 022 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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