VIETNAM - SMITH, LARRY EARL

Smith, Larry Earl

VIETNAM - SMITH, LARRY EARL
SMITH, LARRY EARL

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 52A – Powerman

Awards: 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: Regular

Date of birth: 22-Sep-1945

Hometown: Forestville, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 14-Sep-1965

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 2-Feb-1967

Date of casualty: 2-Feb-1967

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Larry Earl Smith was driver of a military vehicle when the vehicle hit a hostile mine.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident
SP4 Robert Volnie Bair
SP4 James Eskel Forsman
PFC Larry Earl Smith

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, New York, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 14E 109 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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