Spencer, Stephen Alan


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct 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

Note: Medic attached to G Troop, 2/11 ACR

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 18-Oct-1950

Hometown: Alton, Illinois

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 28-Jan-1970

Start of tour: 11-Jul-1970

Incident date: 24-Apr-1971

Date of casualty: 24-Apr-1971

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Stephen Alan Spencer was killed while helping another individual into a military vehicle when the area came under attack by a hostile force.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Bennie Ray Hively
SP4 Stephen Alan Spencer
SGT Bruce Donald Stephenson
SP4 Hilbert Walter Teeter

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Alton, Illinois, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 03W 010 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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