Shaffer, Victor Thomas


Rank: Specialist 5

Unit: D Company, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 13-Jul-1948

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 4-Apr-1968

Start of tour: 30-Aug-1968

Incident date: 19-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 19-Jun-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Victor Thomas Schaffer was killed while the driver of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Driver of tank on combat operation. Hit by fragments from hostile mine.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 817 496

Place of interment: Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo, Ohio, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22W 093 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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