Unger, Lester Eugene jr., SP 4 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Unit
1966-1966, 11B, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
- 1966
Specialist 4


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1944
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Centerville
Last Address
Centerville

Casualty Date
Nov 21, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South
Conflict
Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12E 107

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Infantry Shoulder Cord 1st Cavalry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment
  1966-1966, 11B, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 21 November 1966, C Company, 1/5th Cavalry, was engaged by enemy forces while operating along the Cambodian border in Kontum Province, SVN. Thirty-four US soldiers were killed in the battle:
    • C Co, 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry
      • SFC Bobby W. Letbetter, Goldthwaite, TX
      • SSG Charles K. Malone, Danville, PA
      • SSG Max M. Woodsmall, Elnora, IN
      • SGT Theodore A. Alkire, Ridgeley, WV
      • SP4 Norman C. Farris, Springfield, MA (Bronze Star "V")
      • SP4 Eugene E. Mitchell, Scottsboro, AL
      • SP4 James E. Smythe, Reeds Spring, MO
      • SP4 Wilbert Stewart, Baltimore, MD
      • SP4 Lester E. Unger, Centerville, OH
      • SP4 Donald G. Vernon, Ocala, FL
      • PFC Gary D. Byford, Roundup, MT
      • PFC Eduardo Chavez, Santa Paula, CA
      • PFC John M. Dalton, Chicago, IL (Silver Star)
      • PFC Carlito L. Dorsey, Seaside, CA
      • PFC John L. Godfrey, Ligonier, IN
      • PFC Ralls Hawkins, Macon, GA
      • PFC Charles L. Hicks, Hazard, KY
      • PFC Harvey Johnson, Madison Heights, VA
      • PFC Marion E. Johnson, Milledgeville, GA
      • PFC Carroll H. Jones, Richmond, VA
      • PFC Arnold R. Krasnoff, New York, NY
      • PFC Gamaliel Marcano-diaz, Bayamon, PR
      • PFC Larry D. Naasz, Roundup, MT
      • PFC Joseph L. Rabon, Charleston Heights, SC
      • PFC Jerry D. Sabens, Salem, IN
      • PFC Edward J. Scahill, Randolph, MA
      • PFC Joseph Scicutella, New York, NY
      • PFC Samuel W. Smith, Baltimore, MD
      • PFC Andrew L. Stephens, Livingston, TX
      • PFC Clifford R. Stout, Trenton, NJ
      • PFC Alvin B. Tucker, Nashville, NC
      • PFC John F. Waden, Malden, MA

    • HHC, 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry
    • B Btry, 1st Bn, 77th Artillery
      • PFC George A. Turner, Mulga, AL
   
Comments/Citation

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Centerville, OH
Date of birth: 08/21/1944

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 52607612
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length Service: 01
Unit: C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: ------
Incident Date: 11/21/1966
Casualty Date: 11/21/1966
Age at Loss: 22
Location: Pleiku Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

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