Wemhoff, Michael Lynn


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: E Troop, 2nd 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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 21-May-1950

Hometown: Norfolk, Nebraska

Marital status: Married to Jo Ellen Wemhoff

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 5-Jun-1970

Start of tour: 12-Nov-1970

Incident date: 16-Apr-1971

Date of casualty: 16-Apr-1971

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Michael Lynn Wemhoff died as a result of injuries received while he was setting up a night defensive position when a booby trap detonated. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Setting up night defensive position (NDP), detonated hostile booby trap.  Admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 16 Apr 1971 at 1550 hrs, and later expired.  Incident occurred on 16 Apr 1971 at 1515 hrs.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Michael Lynn Wemhoff
SP4 Michael James Whalen

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 532 281

Place of interment: Saint Mary of the Angels Cemetery, Humphrey, Nebraska, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 04W 129 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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