Childers, Stephen Andrew, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 1542, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1963 - 1967



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jan 19, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Alton National Cemetery - Alton, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14E 052

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 14th Infantry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1967, 1542, C Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry
  1966-1967, 1542, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Birth:  Mar. 14, 1940
Death:  Jan. 19, 1967, Vietnam

Captain, U.S. Army. Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1963.

On 19 January 1967, Captain Stephen Andrew Childers was serving as Commander of C Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, CPT Childers directed some of his men to attempt the rescue of a group of women and children apparently being held hostage in a cave. When his men fell back, wounded, he entered the cave himself and was killed by small arms fire. His body was recovered.

Badges and Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Parachutist Badge


The name Stephen A Childers is located on Panel 14E Line 052 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 14E 052
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