Standifer, Anthony


Rank: Sergeant

Unit: M Company, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 6-Sep-1949

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 16-Aug-1968

Start of tour: 23-Jul-1969

Incident date: 7-Sep-1969

Date of casualty: 18-Sep-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Anthony Standifer died as a result of wounds received while a crew member of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Loader on tank on reconnisance in force mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.  Individual admitted to 93rd Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 7 Sept 1969 at 2155 hrs and placed on Special Category list on 8 Sept 1969 at 1930 hrs.  (Individual was transferred to 106th General Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, where he later expired.)

Three Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SGT Leo Francis Hartsuff
SGT Anthony Standifer
SSG Richard Jackson Swiger

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 711 838

Place of interment: Detroit Memorial Park East, Warren, Michigan, USA

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