Stirnkorb, Cyril Edward


Rank: Sergeant Major

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

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

Note: OH-23G, Tail # 64-15180, Passenger

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 17-Oct-2027

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Marital status: Married to Edith L. Stirnkorb, one son, three daughters

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 25-Feb-1946

Start of tour: 17-Jul-1967

Incident date: 12-Aug-1967

Date of casualty: 12-Aug-1967

Age at death: 39

Cause of death: Non-Hostile – Died While Missing. Helicopter Crash — Passenger (MC). Aircraft loss, crash not at sea.
Cyril Edward Stirnkorb died as the result of injuries receive while a passenger on military aircraft when engine failed and aircraft crashed. A second military aircraft crashed in the same area.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Saint Mary Cemetery, Saint Bernard, Ohio, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 24E 106 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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