VIETNAM - WEEDER, RICHARD D

Weeder, Richard D

VIETNAM - WEEDER, RICHARD D
WEEDER, RICHARD D

Rank: Specialist 5

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart 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: Regular

Date of birth: 26-Dec-1942

Hometown: Chula Vista, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 22-Aug-1967

Incident date: 17-Oct-1967

Date of casualty: 17-Oct-1967

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Richard D. Weeder died as the result of gunshot wound received while on dismounted patrol when hit by hostile small arms fire.

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 28E 028 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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