VIETNAM - TURK, EDWIN FRANCIS JR

Turk, Edwin Francis Jr

VIETNAM - TURK, EDWIN FRANCIS JR
TURK, EDWIN FRANCIS JR

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 94A – Food Service Helper

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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 11-Nov-1944

Hometown: Elgin, Illinois

Marital status: Married to Pamela B. Turk

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 10-Apr-1968

Start of tour: 30-Jan-1969

Incident date: 18-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 18-Jun-1969

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Edwin Francis Turk Jr was killed while in base camp (Quan Loi) when the area came under rocket attack by a hostile force. / At base camp (Quan Loi).  Came under hostile rocket attack.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Daryl Jay Schmidt
SP4 Edwin Francis Turk Jr

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 814 908

Place of interment: River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee, Illinois, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22W 082 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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