VIETNAM - YOUNGBLOOD, WILLIAM RONALD

Youngblood, William Ronald

VIETNAM - YOUNGBLOOD, WILLIAM RONALD
YOUNGBLOOD, WILLIAM RONALD

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 63A – Mechanical Maintenance Helper

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, 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: 22-Jan-1947

Hometown: Bakersfield, California

Marital status: Married to Sharon S. Youngblood, one son

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 27-Nov-1967

Start of tour: 20-Mar-1968

Incident date: 23-Aug-1968

Date of casualty: 23-Aug-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Ground casualty.
William Ronald Youngblood died from wounds received while gunner on military vehicle on combat operation when hostile mortar round detonated.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 762 892*

Place of interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bakersfield, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 47W 058 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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