Spivey, Elmer Lynn


Rank: Sergeant

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 45G – Fire Control Repairer

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, 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: 2-Sep-1948

Hometown: Port Neches, Texas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 14-Nov-1967

Start of tour: 21-Jul-1968

Incident date: 29-Apr-1969

Date of casualty: 29-Apr-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Elmer Lynn Spivey was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a military mission when vehicle struck a mine. / Passenger on Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) returning to night defensive position (NDP) when vehicle hit hostile mine.

Two Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP5 Larry Howard Brinkey
SGT Elmer Lynn Spivey

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 893 308

Place of interment: Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Texas, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 26W 078 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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