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Saturday, November 10, 2012

SOME GAVE ALL - 3rd/39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, US Army, Vietnam

  
SP4 Russell Keith Blatz
  September 10, 1946 – January 8, 1968
  Lynchburg, Virginia 
  MOS:             11B20: Infantryman
  Length Service:  01
  Start Tour:      03/10/1967
  Casualty Date:   01/08/1968
  Age at Loss:     21
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
 
2nd LT Davis James Boardman
  Port Washington, New York
  April 11, 1941 – February 1, 1968
  MOS:             1542: Infantry Unit Commander
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      01/07/1968
  Incident Date:   02/01/1968
  Casualty Date:   02/01/1968
  Age at Loss:     26
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Identified:      02/08/1968
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

SP4 Joseph Mario Cagnacci
  July 26, 1946 – March 8, 1967
  Pleasanton,California 
  MOS:             11C20: Indirect Fire Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   03/08/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/08/1967
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

CPL Jimmy Lee Fisher
  August 23. 1947 – November 15, 1967
  Calistoga, California 
  Grade at loss:   E3
  Rank:            Corporal
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  01
  Start Tour:      02/27/1967
  Incident Date:   11/15/1967
  Casualty Date:   11/15/1967
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire 

2nd LT David Nathaniel Green, Jr.
  April 2, 1941 – July 24, 1967
  Sumter, South Carolina
  MOS:             1542: Infantry Unit Commander
  Length Service:  01
  Start Tour:      05/01/1967
  Incident Date:   07/24/1967
  Casualty Date:   07/24/1967
  Age at Loss:     26
  Location:        Province not reported, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Non-hostile, died of other causes
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Other Causes

SP4 Wilbert James Gresham
  May 23, 1946 – March 8, 1967
  Hoffman, Oklahoma 
  MOS:             11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   03/08/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/08/1967
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

PFC Erwin John Haarwaldt
  January 18 , 1947 –March 20, 1967
  Trenton, New Jersey
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   03/20/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/20/1967
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

1st LT Elwood Randall Hendrix
  April 9, 1943 – September 12, 1967
  Fulton, Missouri
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  MOS:             1542: Infantry Unit Commander
  Length Service:  02
  Start Tour:      06/09/1967
  Incident Date:   09/12/1967
  Casualty Date:   09/12/1967
  Age at Loss:     24
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Other explosive device

PFC Lathan Houston
March 17,1948 – December 10, 1968
De Kalb, Mississippi
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      09/11/1968
  Incident Date:   12/10/1968
  Casualty Date:   12/10/1968
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

PSGT Paul Edward Jackson
  July 2, 1940 – May 10, 1968 
  Richmond,California
  MOS:             11B40: Infantryman
  Length Service:  10
  Start Tour:      11/26/1967
  Incident Date:   05/10/1968
  Casualty Date:   05/10/1968
  Age at Loss:     27
  Location:        Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

CPL Robert Milton Jacobs
  June 15, 1946- May 10, 1968 
  Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  MOS:            11B10 Infantryman
  LenSvc:         Less than one year
  Note:           E3 at loss. Posthumous Promotion
  Start Tour:     Sunday, 12/03/1967
  Cas Date:       Friday, 05/10/1968
  Age at Loss:    21
  Remains:        Body Recovered
  Location:       Gia Dinh, South Vietnam
  Type:           Hostile, Died
  Reason:         Multiple Fragmentation Wounds - Ground Casualty

SSGT Freddie David Jones Sr
  January 13,1936 – March 20, 1967
  Louisville, Kentucky
  MOS:             11B40: Infantryman
  Length Service:  10
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   03/20/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/20/1967
  Age at Loss:     31
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

CPL Donald Wayne Keep
  March 24, 1947- January 8, 1968 
  Freeport,Illinois
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      10/07/1967
  Incident Date:   01/08/1968
  Casualty Date:   01/08/1968
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

Donald Wayne Keep SP4 Albert Korona
  January 28, 1947 - May 18, 1967

  Trenton, New Jersey
  MOS:            11B20 Infantryman
  Length Service:  1 - 2 years
  Start Tour:         12/12/1966
  Casualty Date:   05/18/1967
  Age at Loss:      20
  Remains:           Body recovered
  Location:            Long An, Province
  Type:                Hostile, died of wounds
  Reason:            Gun or small arms fire - Ground casualty

SGT Patrick Jerome Long
  May 5, 1944 – November 16, 1967 
  Poughkeepsie, New York
  Rank:            Sergeant
  MOS:             11B40: Infantryman
  Length Service:  02
  Start Tour:      10/03/1967
  Incident Date:   11/16/1967
  Casualty Date:   11/16/1967
  Age at Loss:     23
  Location:        Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

SSGT Robert Davis Long
  October 13, 1944 – August 5, 1968
  Cincinnati, Ohio 
  MOS:             11B40: Infantryman
  Length Service:  02
  Start Tour:      10/04/1967
  Casualty Date:   08/05/1968
  Age at Loss:     23 (based on date declared dead)
  Location:        Kien Hoa Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died of wounds
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

PFC Billie Clifford Loomis
  July 19,1936 – June 3, 1968
  Palermo, California 
  MOS:             11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
  Length Service:  08
  Start Tour:      04/25/1968
  Incident Date:   06/03/1968
  Casualty Date:   06/03/1968
  Age at Loss:     31
  Location:        Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Other causes (undefined)

SP4 James Edward Lothman
  May 18, 1947 – October 4,1968
  Euclid, Ohio 
  MOS:             11B20: Infantryman
  Length Service:  01
  Start Tour:      03/04/1968
  Incident Date:   10/04/1968
  Casualty Date:   10/04/1968
  Age at Loss:     21
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

SP4 Allen Theodore Makin II
  October 11, 1946 – March 15,1967
  Buckeye, Arizona
  MOS:             17C20: Field Artillery Target Acquisition Specialist
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   03/09/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/15/1967
  Age at Loss:     20 (based on date declared dead)
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died of wounds
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

SSGT Charles Elvin Mc Dowell
  January 9, 1940 – February 11, 1968 
  Rock Hill, South Carolina
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  MOS:             11B40: Infantryman
  Length Service:  06
  Start Tour:      12/10/1967
  Incident Date:   02/11/1968
  Casualty Date:   02/11/1968
  Age at Loss:     28
  Location:        Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Non-hostile, died of other causes
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Accidental homicide  

PFC Clarance Allen Mooney
  November 8, 1944 – March 16,1967
  Medina, Ohio 
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      01/01/1967
  Incident Date:   03/16/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/16/1967
  Age at Loss:     22
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

PFC Luis Guillermo Mora
  January 28, 1942 – February 2, 1967
  New York, NY
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   02/02/1967
  Casualty Date:   02/02/1967
  Age at Loss:     25
  Location:        Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Identified:      02/13/1967
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Noncrew
  Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

SGT Rainer K Morgan
  September 1, 1944 – January 8, 1968
  McGuire AFB, New Jersey 
  MOS:             11B40: Infantryman
  Length Service:  02
  Start Tour:      10/04/1967
  Incident Date:   01/08/1968
  Casualty Date:   01/08/1968
  Age at Loss:     23
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

PFC Dennis Richard Morrell
  September 2, 1946 – March 20, 1967
  Fort Wayne, Indiana 
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   03/20/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/20/1967
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

SP4 Charles Ray Moudry
  July 20, 19496 – March 8, 1967
  Houston, Texas
  MOS:             11C20: Indirect Fire Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   03/08/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/08/1967
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

 PFC Oscar Franklin Nicewander
  March 7, 1946 – March 20, 1967
  Dundee,Ohio
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   03/20/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/20/1967
  Age at Loss:     21
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

SP4 Gerald Francis Novak
  December 28,1946 – March 2, 1967
  Villa Park, Illinois 
  MOS:             11B20: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   03/02/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/02/1967
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Kien Hoa Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

SP4 James Robert Novotny 
  February 2, 1947 – March 20, 1967
  Morton Grove, Illinois 
  MOS:             11B20: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   03/20/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/20/1967
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

PFC Bruce Gordon Ockey
  April 5, 1947 – June 30, 1967
  Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania 
  MOS:             11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      03/07/1967
  Incident Date:   06/30/1967
  Casualty Date:   06/30/1967
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

PFC David Paul Oker
  February 18, 1945 – January 20, 1969
  Isanti, Minnesota 
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/18/1968
  Incident Date:   01/20/1969
  Casualty Date:   01/20/1969
  Age at Loss:     23
  Location:        Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

PFC David Michael Powell
    
October 25, 1947 – May 10, 1968
  Bellevue, Michigan  
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Unit:            2ND PLT, A CO, 3RD BN, 39TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV
  Start Tour:      03/01/1968
  Incident Date:   05/10/1968
  Casualty Date:   05/10/1968
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

SGT Howard Emerson Querry
  July 6, 1944 – May 10, 1968
  Downers Grove, Illinois  
  MOS:             11B40: Infantryman
  Length Service:  01
  Unit:            2ND PLT, A CO, 3RD BN, 39TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV
  Start Tour:      03/02/1968
  Incident Date:   05/10/1968
  Casualty Date:   05/10/1968
  Age at Loss:     23
  Location:        Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

CPT James Eddie Reed
  December 4, 1942 – February 1, 1968
  Kingsport, Tennessee 
  MOS:             1542: Infantry Unit Commander
  Length Service:  03
  Start Tour:      07/21/1967
  Incident Date:   02/01/1968
  Casualty Date:   02/01/1968
  Age at Loss:     25
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar


PFC Paul William Risinger
  October 3, 1942 – November 8, 1967
  Arlington, Virginia   
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  01
  Start Tour:      03/11/1967
  Incident Date:   11/08/1967
  Casualty Date:   11/08/1967
  Age at Loss:     25
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Other explosive device
 
SP4 Robert Longoria Salinas
  September 19, 1945 – May 15, 1967
  Pettus, Texas 
  MOS:             11B20: Infantryman
  Length Service:  01
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   05/15/1967
  Casualty Date:   05/15/1967
  Age at Loss:     21
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

2nd LT John Francis Sevick
  December 22, 1942 – February 1, 1968
  Kansas City, Kansas 
  MOS:             1542: Infantry Unit Commander
  Length Service:  01
  Start Tour:      11/15/1967
  Incident Date:   02/01/1968
  Casualty Date:   02/01/1968
  Age at Loss:     25
  Location:        Binh Long Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

PFC Anthony John Sivo
  June 6, 1947 – July 24, 1968
  Cranston, Rhode Island 
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      04/21/1968
  Incident Date:   07/24/1968
  Casualty Date:   07/24/1968
  Age at Loss:     21
  Location:        Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Other explosive device

1st LT Donald Bruce Small
  September 1, 1944 – February 1, 1968
  Mount Vernon, New York
  MOS:             1542: Infantry Unit Commander
  Length Service:  02
  Start Tour:      01/07/1968
  Incident Date:   02/02/1968
  Casualty Date:   02/02/1968
  Age at Loss:     23
  Location:        Kien Hoa Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

CPL Robert Louis Smith
  May 27, 1947 – March 8, 1967
  Angier, North Carolina 
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  MOS:             11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/19/1966
  Incident Date:   03/08/1967
  Casualty Date:   03/08/1967
  Age at Loss:     19
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

CPL Joseph Sosinski
  December 30, 1949 – October 23, 1967
  New York, New York 
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      07/18/1967
  Incident Date:   10/06/1967
  Casualty Date:   10/23/1967
  Age at Loss:     18 (based on date declared dead)
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died of wounds
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

SP4 Stephen James Stewart
  July 13, 1947 – January 8, 1968
  Clinton, Missouri 
  MOS:             11B20: Infantryman
  Length Service:  01
  Start Tour:      03/08/1967
  Incident Date:   01/08/1968
  Casualty Date:   01/08/1968
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died while missing
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

PFC Robert Frank Vernes
  September 9, 1945  - February 16, 1967
  Anaheim, California 
  MOS:             11B10: Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Start Tour:      12/12/1966
  Incident Date:   02/16/1967
  Casualty Date:   02/16/1967
  Age at Loss:     21
  Location:        Long An Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

CPL Robert Earnest Young
  May 17, 1948 - January 8, 1968
  Silverbell, Arizona
  MOS:          11B10 Infantryman
  Len Svc:     Less than one year
  Note:          E-3 at loss.  Posthumous promotion
  Start Tour:  09/19/1967
  Casualty Date:  01/08/1968
  Age at Loss:      19
  Remains:            Body recovered
 Location:             Long An, South Vietnam
 Type:                   Hostile, Died
 Reason:              Gun, Small Arms Fire - Ground Casualty 

 
MAY OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS REST IN PEACE.

08 Jan 1968 the 3rd/39th Infantry lost 15 men in an engagement west of Rach Kien: 
A Company:
  •  SGT Rainer K. Morgan, McGuire AFB, NJ
  • P4 Russell K. Blatz, Lynchburg, VA
  • SP4 Robert L. Crawley, Baraboo, WI
  • CPL Donald W. Keep, Freeport, IL 
  • SP4 Stephen J. Stewart, Clinton, MO
  • CPL Robert E. Young, Silverbell, AZ
·         B Company:
  • SP4 William E. Tieman, Delanco, NJ
  • PFC Jarold E. Humphrey, Greenville, CA
  • PFC Paul J. Lively, Cynthiana, KY
  • PFC Ronnie D. Pendergraft, Clovis, CA
  • PFC Daniel Reese, Bassfield, MS
  • PFC Donald Wooley, Siluria, AL
  • PFC Robert L. Wright, Gardner, IL
·         HQ Company:
  • PFC Daniel R. Bowman, Elberton, GA
  • PFC Roger C. Foxworth, Dearborn, MI
01 February 1968 Company A, 3rd/39th Infantry, lost 4 men in a heavy artillery attack 
at Don Rach Cat (Fort Courage). 

CPT James Eddie Reed, Kingsport, Tennessee 
1st LT Donald Bruce Small, Mount Vernon, New York 2nd LT Davis J. Boardman, Port Washington, New York     
2nd LT John Sevick, Kansas City, Kansas         


Please notify me in the event that one of our brave men who died while serving with Company A does not appear and I will gladly make any corrections.