Spencer, Buford Ronald


Rank: Specialist 5

Unit: 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 12B – Combat Engineer

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

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

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 23-May-1949

Hometown: Swords Creek, Virginia

Marital status: Married to Brenda S. Spencer

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 8-Mar-1969

Start of tour: 6-Sep-1969

Incident date: 21-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 21-Jun-1970

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Buford Ronald Spencer was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Passenger on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Cambodia, XU 475 157

Place of interment: Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Virginia, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 077 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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