VIETNAM - THOMPSON, CALVIN EUGENE JR

Thompson, Calvin Eugene Jr

VIETNAM - THOMPSON, CALVIN EUGENE JR
THOMPSON, CALVIN EUGENE JR

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 12B – Combat Engineer

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: 25-Feb-1949

Hometown: Trenton, New Jersey

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 20-Jan-1969

Start of tour: 23-Jun-1969

Incident date: 3-Dec-1969

Date of casualty: 3-Dec-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Calvin Eugene Thompson Jr was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Gunner on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on sweep mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XU 856 157

Place of interment: Saint Hedwigs Cemetery, Ewing, New Jersey, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 15W 023 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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