Weldon, Terrence Wayne


Rank: Sergeant

Unit: 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 12B – Combat Engineer

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

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 25-Feb-1947

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Marital status: Married to Phyllis A. Weldon, one daughter

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 17-Jun-1969

Start of tour: 5-Oct-1970

Incident date: 3-Feb-1971

Date of casualty: 3-Feb-1971

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Terrence Wayne Weldon was killed while at base camp when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / Individual at base camp, received hostile recoilless rifle attack. / Gunner on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight. / Unit clearing an area at their base camp. Position began to receive hostile fire from a well concealed enemy recoilless rifle.

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, XT 908 294

Place of interment: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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