Acree, Billie Ray, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B20, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cedar Lake, IN
Last Address
Cedar Lake, IN

Casualty Date
May 21, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Cottage Hill Cemetery - Brazil, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
64E 010

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
101st Airborne Division 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment
  1967-1968, 11B20, 101st Airborne Division
  1967-1968, 11B20, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

OP NEVADA EAGLE: ATTACK ON CAMP EAGLE, RT 546 7KM SSE OF HUE 19680521 
Marksmanship Badge, look closely at Service photo.
 
   
Comments/Citation

The following May 30, 1968, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 7: Mr. and Mrs.William Acree, P.O. Box 247, Cedar Lake, received word of the death of their son, Spec. 4 Billy Ray Acree. The 20 year old soldier was killed near Long Binh, which had been under enemy mortar attack for two weeks. He attended Crown Point High school where he graduated in 1965. Entering the U.S. Army in January of 1966, he was sent overseas in December of 1967. He would have been discharged in December of 1968. He is survived by his mother and father, and three sisters, Tonie, Lillian and Linder. Burial will be in his home town of Brazil, Indiana.
 
   
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