White, Timothy Allen


Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star 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: 17-Oct-1951

Hometown: Union Lake, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 29-Sep-1969

Start of tour: 23-Mar-1970

Incident date: 28-Jul-1970

Date of casualty: 28-Jul-1970

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Other Accident. Other accident.
Timothy Allen White was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a military mission when the weapon of another vehicle was accidentally discharged striking his vehicle. / Timothy Allen White was a crewman on a tank moving out of night defensive position (NDP).  Another tank accidentally fired and hit this tank and another one when main gun fired.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 George Fredrick Beeler
1LT Robert Norris Chinquina
PFC Dickie Carson Curry
PFC Timothy Allen White

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, YT 220 094

Place of interment: Commerce Village Burying Ground, Commerce, Michigan, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 08W 064 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)