Belcher, Jordan Ashland, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1968, 11B20, A Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Armor
Service Years
1963 - 1968

Specialist 5

One Service Stripe

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSG Tim Cline to remember Belcher, Jordan Ashland, SP 5.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dorton, KY
Last Address
Dorton, KY

Casualty Date
Apr 28, 1968
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Sam Hall Fork Cemetery - Bear Fork, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
52E 033

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialKentucky Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2017, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 69th Armor4th Infantry Division
  1966-1968, 11B20, A Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Armor
  1966-1968, 11B20, 4th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Jordan Belcher (my 2nd cousin, 2x removed), of Teaberry, KY (formerly of Dorton, KY), served in Company A of the Army's 69th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. My research tells me that his company was charged with the security of Hwy 19E between An Khe and Mang Jiang Pass in the Binh Dinh province of South Vietnam. At age 22, Jordan was killed in action on April 28, 1968. The story I was told by my mother (who knew him well) was that he stepped on a type of pressure-release landmine. As soon as he stepped on it, he knew what he was standing on. He informed the other men around him and told them to get away... then he stepped off...

Mom recalls going to the funeral and seeing his casket. She says that the "open" portion of the casket was still covered by a glass top, and she's always wondered how much of him they were actually able to recover; she also wonders if the glass top was to guard against against anyone touching him and finding out. I hope the pics, documents & info I've provided are helpful in your endeavors. On behalf of all Jordan's family, I thank you for honoring his life, service & sacrifice. .
Jonathan McCleese

He was in Vetnam almost 2 years straight.
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