Colwell, Keith Austin, CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Corporal


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Austin
Last Address
Austin

Casualty Date
Nov 22, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Infantry Shoulder Cord 25th Infantry Division


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Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)1st Battalion, 5th Infantry
  1969-1969, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1969-1969, 11B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corporal Colwell's family has advised there is an error in the DoD casualty file with respect to his Home of Record, which should be Austin, Indiana, rather than Austin, Kentucky, as shown in the official listings. The Virtual Wall has corrected our records accordingly.
Corporal Colwell died of wounds received from a mine or similar explosive device. The 5th Infantry's history for November 1969 states that on 03 Nov 1969

"At 1440 hours, Company A requested a Dust-off for one dead Bobcat and one wounded Bobcat from a booby trap that was detonated."
1Lt Franklin T. James of Baltimore died on 03 November. It seems likely that Corporal Colwell was the "wounded in action" soldier medevaced on 03 November.
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 16W 108

Service # 310548385 

Start of Tour  08/01/1969

PFC Keith COLWELL was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elige COLWELL, 254 North Dehart Drive, Austin, Indiana 47102

   
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