Burlile, Thomas Edward, SP 4

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
91B10-Combat Medic
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 91A, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
Service Years
1964 - 1965

Specialist 4


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
London
Last Address
London

Casualty Date
Nov 15, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Ferncliff Cemetery - Springfield, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 052

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1965, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Medical 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
  1965-1965, 91A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1965-1965, 91A, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Silver Bayonet I - Battle of the Ia Drang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SP4 Burlile was killed by small arms fire as he was rushing to aid a fallen soldier who had been injured during a "friendly fire drop of napalm" in the midst of fierce combat.

This story was recounted by Joe Galloway in his book, We Were Soldiers Once, And Young.
   
Comments/Citation
See NOTES

http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/vietnam/ia_drang.pdf


 
   
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