Havel, Vaclav, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Branch Immaterial
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1973, 11F10, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group
Service Years
1953 - 1973
Foreign Language(s)

Special Forces
Sergeant First Class

Six Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home Country
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Badf Toelz, Germany

Date of Passing
Jun 10, 2014
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter LXV - The Flint Kaserne Chapter
  1973, Special Forces Association, 65, Chapter LXV - The Flint Kaserne Chapter (Bad Toelz, Germany) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
With great regret, the Bad Toelz Chapter of the Special Forces Association announced the passing of SFC(Ret) Vaclav Havel. He passed on 10 June 2014 from injuries he sustained from a fall while working on a ladder at his home in Bad Toelz.
Havel is best known to many as the artist behind the pen and ink drawing entitled "The Meeting" of a meeting of the resistance and SF Soldiers. (Havel is in this picture sitting to the left of Hoopy Qualls on the left side on the table in civilian clothing with a goatee.)
Havel was from Czechoslovakia and entered the U.S. Army under the Lodge Act. He served both in 10th SFG in Germany and 5th SFGH in Vietnam. Havel remained in Bad Toelz after retirement and ran the MOS Library in the early 1980s. Laster he taught German and Czech languages to the Soldiers of 1/10 as part of the unit language program in the 1990s.
His funeral services will most likely take place in Munich at the Perlacher Forst cemetery. The date has not been announced.
He will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him.
Other Comments:
Served on ODA-6 as Operations and Intelligence Sergeant in 70-71 at Bad Toelz. :German and French Jump wings, French awards of both Skier and Alpinist Militaire from the school at Bareges and Turkish Commando badge earned while attending and advising the Turkish Commando School at Egredeer, Turkey.
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Master Parachutist
France - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments
77th Special Forces Group10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)5th Special Forces Group (A)Berlin Command
  1953-1954, 3729, 77th Special Forces Group
  1954-1960, 11B10, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1967-1968, 11B20, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1968-1970, 11F10, Detachment A, Berlin Brigade
  1970-1973, 11F10, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
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