Schneider, John Millard


Rank: Sergeant

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: 1st platoon

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 14-Jul-1948

Hometown: Tarpon Springs, Florida

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 19-May-1967

Incident date: 9-May-1968

Date of casualty: 9-May-1968

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
John Millard Schneider died from wounds received while enroute to night defensive position when hit by fragments from hostile rocket.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Joseph Nick D‘Ambra
SGT John Millard Schneider
SP4 Larry Lee Tolliver

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, Florida, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 57E 032 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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