Belcher, Vernon Eugene, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
62E10-Heavy Construction Equipment Operator
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 62E10, C Company, 27th Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1967 - 1968

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Harrisburg, IL
Last Address
Harrisburg, IL

Casualty Date
Jul 31, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Binh Thuan (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Elmwood Cemetery - Equality, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
50W 038

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 Unit Assignments
45th Engineer Group27th Engineer Battalion18th Engineer Brigade
  1967-1968, 62E10, 45th Engineer Group
  1967-1968, 62E10, C Company, 27th Engineer Battalion
  1967-1968, 62E10, 18th Engineer Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 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)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
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DIED ON HIS 20TH BIRTHDAY: Vernon Eugene Belcher was born on July 31, 1948 and his home of record was Harrisburg, Illinois. He served in the United States Army with the 506th Infantry, (Currahees) - part of the 101st Airborne Division. Vernon was wounded on July 21st of 1968 and died ten days later, on July 31st, his 20th birthday. He was survived by his parents: Irvin and Violet, three brothers: Maurice, Michael and Joel, a sister Cynthia, and his grandmother, Rachel Bryant. Vernon is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, which is part of Elmwood Cemetery, in Equality, Illinois. Rest in peace, Currahee.

   
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