VIETNAM - WANAGESHIK, MELVIN UDELSON

Wanageshik, Melvin Udelson

VIETNAM - WANAGESHIK, MELVIN UDELSON
WANAGESHIK, MELVIN UDELSON

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 3-Feb-1947

Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 20-Sep-1966

Start of tour: 8-Mar-1967

Incident date: 19-Feb-1968

Date of casualty: 19-Feb-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Melvin Udelson Wanageshik died as the result of wound received when he engaged hostile force in firefight while on combat operation.

Location of fatality: Long An, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Traverse City, Michigan, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 40E 034 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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