Spangler, George Owen


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: A Troop, 1st 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, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 9-Mar-1945

Hometown: Baytown, Texas

Marital status: Married to Paula J. Spangler

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 29-Sep-1967

Incident date: 19-May-1968

Date of casualty: 19-May-1968

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
George Owen Spangler died from wounds received while passenger in military vehicle on combat operation when vehicle hit hostile booby trap.

Four Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Donnie Biarum
SP4 Dwight Earl Hinman
PFC Stanley A. Schroeder
SP4 George Owen Spangler

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam, XT 515 006

Place of interment: Earthman Memory Gardens, Baytown, Texas, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 63E 018 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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