Tuttle, James Walter


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct 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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 13-Aug-1948

Hometown: Arthur, Tennessee

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 17-Jun-1968

Start of tour: 6-Dec-1968

Incident date: 29-Apr-1969

Date of casualty: 29-Apr-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
James Walter Tuttle was killed while gunner on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Gunner on Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Roy Lollis Lipscomb
SP4 Clinton William Shaver Jr
SP4 James Walter Tuttle

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 500 802

Place of interment: Shoffner Cemetery, Harrogate, Tennessee, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 26W 080 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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