Cottrell, Thomas Lewis, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Specialist 4

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Mar 29, 1969
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28W 080

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division 1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)
  1968-1969, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division /A Company
  1968-1969, 11B10, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The assault into LZ Jess cost Alpha 2/5 eight men, two of whom received posthumous awards of the Distinguished Service Cross:
  • SSG Martin J. Canavan, Barstow, CA (Dist Svc Cross)
  • CPL Kenneth J. Brenner, Hope, KS (Dist Svc Cross) (Medic, HHC w/ A/2/5)
  • SP4 Thomas L. Cottrell, Milwaukee, WI
  • SP4 Richard E. Griego, Santa Fe, NM
  • CPL Robert D. Lauber, Monica, IL
  • CPL James M. McKinley, Mc David, FL (Medic, HHC w/ A/2/5)
  • SP4 Charles R. Prchal, Sound Beach, NY
  • PFC Ronald R. Meyer, Seattle, WA

Vietnam Wall Panel coords 28W 080
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