Amey, Samuel Allen, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1971-1971, 11B20, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/B Company
Service Years
1970 - 1971

Specialist 4


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1952
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oakland, CA
Last Address
Oakland, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 28, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Drowned, Suffocated
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mountain View Cemetery - Fresno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 053

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 Unit Assignments
11th Infantry Brigade (Light)2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
  1971-1971, 11B20, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1971-1971, 11B20, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On October 28, 1971, four soldiers from 196th Light Infantry Brigade and a medic from the 26th Engineer Battalion drowned while on the beach at Chu Lai, Quang Tin Province, RVN. One soldier was swept away by the undertow and the four others drowned while trying to save him. All five were African-American. The lost soldiers included PVT Brent P. Cleveland, CPL David L. Jackson, CPL Bobby B. White, and SP4 Samuel A. Amey from the 196th, and SP5 Donald F. Vaughan from the 26th Engineers. Their bodies were recovered two days later. 
   
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