Stephens, Gerald Wayne


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 63B – Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, 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: 23-Jul-1949

Hometown: Ft Payne, Alabama

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 12-Oct-1967

Start of tour: 1-Jul-1968

Incident date: 21-Apr-1969

Date of casualty: 21-Apr-1969

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Unknown. Other causes.
Gerald Wayne Stephens was killed while gunner on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a mine detonated. / Gunner on Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on reconnaissance in force mission when hit hostile mine.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 847 327

Place of interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 26W 023 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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