Agard, Timothy Charles, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Last Primary MOS
95C-Corrections Specialist
Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 95C, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment/HHC
Service Years
1967 - 1968

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Janesville, WI
Last Address
Janesville, WI

Casualty Date
Feb 19, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Long An (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Olivet Cemetery - Janesville, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40E 017 / North Section, corner of 7th ave. & 6th

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 Unit Assignments
5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment9th Infantry Division
  1967-1968, 95C, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1967-1968, 95C, 9th Infantry Division
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  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
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TIMOTHY CHARLES AGARD: (Janesville, Wisconsin): SP4 Timothy Agard was born July 13, 1948. He arrived in Vietnam on October 20, 1967. Based in the Mekong Delta area, just south of Saigon, Tim was attached to the Ninth Infantry Division (Old Reliables), Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry. The 5/60 Unit was one of two Mechanized groups attached to the Ninth at the time. These consisted of Armored Personnel Carriers (APC's known as 'tracks') and were consistently used in combat offensive tactics along with other Infantrymen. Tim was wounded in a combat firefight late at night on February 16, 1968.

 

Although Tim's training was as a Corrections Specialist for the Army, everyone in Vietnam was prepared to be used in both offensive and defensive actions as needed. Tim was called into a combat mission that day. According to an eyewitness report, Tim died for his country with valor:
 

On February 16, 1968, HHC/5/60 was pulling security for a fire support base (Artillery Compound) outside of a town called Cai Lay in Long An Province. We had responded to one of the Infantry Line Companies that was in a running firefight with an unknown size enemy force. We were part of a recon group attached to Headquarters.
 

When we arrived on the scene and joined the other Company, they had lost contact with the VC, so we got off our 'tracks' and started to go across the rice paddy. This was just around midnight. Tim (Agard) was on my right, and a black soldier by the name of (Cpl) Cullen Quin was on my left.
 

We had gone about 150 yards and Tim was walking beside a dike about 15 yards to my right. Suddenly, he screamed "Ambush" and as I swung to my right a VC was firing into Tim at point blank range. I shot the gook and than another one popped up and we shot each other. I was paralyzed from the waist down from the impact of the bullet. I tried to crawl over to Tim, but the firefight was so heavy I could not get to him. Quin, who was on my left and a guy by the name of (PFC Gerald) Milbrodt were also killed soon thereafter.
 

I crawled back toward the road using my elbows and finally got back, but I don't know how long it took - as it seemed like forever. The firefight went on until almost daybreak when I was put on a Dustoff (helicopter evacuation) with other wounded. I was told later that the VC enemy force was very large and that 5/60 was responsible for a large enemy killed that night. (Later reports show the size to exceed 500 enemy).
 

I will never forget this night and I believe that Tim saved my life. He will always be a part of my life and I have visited him at the Wall several times.  Larry Nixon HHC/5/60.

After evacuation back to the Army Field Hospital, Timothy Agard died of his wounds on February 19, 1968.

   
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Tim is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, north section, corner of 7th ave. & 6th st., 6th row in from the east and 5th column in from the south by 2 tall cedar trees.

Tim was the son of Doctor and Mrs. R.H. Agard. He lived most of his life in Janesville and was a 1966 graduate of Janesville High School where he was a member of the student council, Spanish Club, swim team, and The Phoenix (yearbook). He attended Norbert College in West DePere Wisconsin before entering the Army in April of 1967 and was trained at Fort Campbell Kentucky. Tim arrived in Vietnam on Oct 20, 1967. He was wounded in combat on Feb 16, 1968 and died of his wounds a few days later. He was survived by his parents, five sisters, and five brothers. His brother Roger was buried alongside him in 1985. 
   
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