De Witt, Spotswood, 1LT

Fallen
 
 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
92 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1193, C Battery, 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment
Service Years
1961 - 1966

Field Artillery

First Lieutenant


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1942
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SP 5 Jon Aldridge to remember De Witt, Spotswood, 1LT.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Richmond
Last Address
Richmond

Casualty Date
Dec 21, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Phu Yen (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint James Episcopal Churchyard - Boydton, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13E 067

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
4th Infantry Division6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment
  1966-1966, 1193, 4th Infantry Division
  1966-1966, 1193, C Battery, 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1961-1965, United States Military Academy1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Burial Info1
  Dec 23, 2013, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Service Number:  Of104702

Started Tour:  09/15/1966

 

   
Comments/Citation

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

Posted on 8/3/99 - by CLAY MARSTON cmarston@interlog.com

1st LIEUTENANT SPOTSWOOD de WITT WAS A DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
AT WEST POINT, NEW YORK IN THE CLASS OF 1965 WHO WAS SERVING AS THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF BATTERY 'C' 6th BATTALION 29th ARTILLERY  4th INFANTRY DIVISION WHEN HE MET HIS UNTIMELY DEATH........
AND WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED
THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL
THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL
CROSS OF GALLANTRY with PALM Republic of South Vietnam...........
 
AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, WHILE LEADING A SEARCH AND DESTROY PATROL, HE WAS EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF
BATTERY 'C' 6th BATTALION 29th ARTILLERY 4th INFANTRY DIVISION

HE WAS THE 14th, AND LAST, MEMBER OF
HIS FAMILY TO HAVE ATTENDED THE
UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
AT WEST POINT, NEW YORK

HE WAS THE GREAT-GREAT GRANDSON OF
MAJOR GENERAL HENRY BREWERTON
SUPERINTENDENT OF WEST POINT 1845-1852
- See more at: http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/12644/SPOTSWOOD-DE-WITT#sthash.LSKUgysh.dpuf
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

A SOLDIERS SOLDIER

Posted on 12/18/08 - by Raymond A Harton Ltc.FA ret. raharton@cox.net
I met Lt DeWitt at Fort Lewis when he was a training officer with B Battery 6/29th FA.We talked often.He was one of the finest young officers that I have ever met.He later went with C Battery and deployed to Vietnam with them.He always kept the standards high and looked for improvement.He cared for his troops.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
SALUTE TO LT. DE WITT
Posted on 11/25/02 - by Lester Hoag
I served with him at Ft Lewis Wash. and was trained by him. He was one of the nicest men I ever knew.I was a young draftee and he would give me a ride on Post if I needed one.When we went to Viet Nam he was with C Battery and I was with B Battery 6TH 29TH F.A. On Dec 22 1966 I was flown in to a Field hospital with blood poisoning . It was ther that I was told that Lt. Dewitt was killed by a sniper. I cried.. I have thought of him many times in my life.He was a man that could have changed this world if he would have lived.SALUTE
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

REMEMBRANCE

Posted on 12/16/99 - by Donald Keith Cox DKKCOX@Aol.Com
I'm proud to be a Charter Member of your newly formed Spotswood De Witt Chapter of the 6/29Field Artillery Association.
I was with you in Tuy Hoa when you paid the "ULTIMATE PRICE" and you will always be a "HERO"
Don Cox, C/6/29FA
Sep 15 1966 - Sep 4 1967
   
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011