Wolfries, Lowell Astley


Rank: Staff Sergeant

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Expert Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 8-Dec-1937

Hometown: East Meadow, New York

Marital status: Married to Olive Wolfries

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: Feb-1959

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 24-Nov-1966

Date of casualty: 16-Jan-1967

Age at death: 29

Cause of Death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Accident. Burns.
(Lowell Astley Wolfries was transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, on 25 Nov 1966.  On 11 Jan 1967 he was placed on the Temporary Disability Retired List.  He expired on 16 Jan 1967.)

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 14E 041 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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