Strength, Norman Howard


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart 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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 10-Mar-1948

Hometown: Spokane, Washington

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 25-Oct-1965

Start of tour: 23-Sep-1969

Incident date: 26-Mar-1970

Date of casualty: 26-Mar-1970

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Norman Howard Strength was killed while at a night defensive position when a booby trap detonated. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Detonated hostile booby trap.

Two Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SSG David Robertson Nash
SP4 Norman Howard Strength

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 708 365

Place of interment: Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Washington, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12W 047 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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