VIETNAM - WEISS, RICHARD EARL

Weiss, Richard Earl

VIETNAM - WEISS, RICHARD EARL
WEISS, RICHARD EARL

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 15-Apr-1948

Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 28-Jun-1968

Start of tour: 21-Nov-1968

Incident date: 23-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 23-Jun-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Richard Earl Weiss was killed while gunner on a military vehicle on a military mission when a hostile force was encountered. / Gunner on Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on reconnaissance in force mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG David Lee Nord
SP4 Richard Earl Weiss
PFC Dennis Michael Williams

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 706 935

Place of interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Willard, Missouri, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 21W 004 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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