VIETNAM - WARTH, WOODROE WARREN

Warth, Woodroe Warren

VIETNAM - WARTH, WOODROE WARREN
WARTH, WOODROE WARREN

Rank: First Lieutenant

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

MOS: 1204 – Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

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

Enlisted by: Reserve

Commission Source: Armor OCS Class 10-67 A1, Fort Knox, Kentucky

Date of birth: 16-Aug-1946

Hometown: New London, Iowa

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 17-Apr-1966

Start of tour: 16-Mar-1968

Incident date: 8-May-1968

Date of casualty: 8-May-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Woodroe Warren Warth died as result of gunshot wounds received while on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Trinity Cemetery, Mount Union, Iowa, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 57E 010 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

FIRST LIEUTENANT WOODROE WARREN WARTH, ARMOR
8 MAY 1968
I TROOP, 3rd SQUADRON

11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

First Lieutenant Warth distinguished himself by valorous actions on 8 May 1968, while serving as a Platoon Leader with Troop I, 3d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, on a dismounted patrol near Cu Chi, Vietnam. When his patrol came under intense automatic weapons fire, Lieutenant Warth courageously advanced and provided a heavy base of suppressive fire so that his men could successfully flank the enemy and assault them. In the process, he was struck and killed instantly by a burst of automatic weapons fire. First Lieutenant Warth’s personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division General Orders No. 3887 (29 May 1968)

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