Dimagard, William Charles, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 1542, 9th Infantry Division
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Infantry

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Euclid
Last Address
Euclid

Casualty Date
Mar 28, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Cleveland, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
46E 053

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 Unit Assignments
4th Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment9th Infantry Division
  1967-1968, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1967-1968, 1542, 9th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
Notre Dame College of OhioCleveland State University
  1963-1964, Notre Dame College of Ohio
  1965-1966, Cleveland State University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Last Name DIMAGARD
Given Names WILLIAM CHARLES

Date of Birth 19450331 03/31/1945
Service A Army
Component V Reserve
Rank 1LT First Lieutenant
Grade and posthumous promotion + O1
Service Occupation 5042 Undefined Code
Actual Date of Casualty 19680328 03/28/1968
Actual Date of Death 19680328 03/28/1968
Tour Date 671213 12/13/1967
Posthumous decoration
Casualty Type A1 Hostile, Died
Reason D Gun, Small Arms Fire
Air no Air 7 Ground Casualty
Body Recovered
Country VS South Vietnam
Province 30 Dinh Tuong
Casualty Location

C/4/47th Inf Rgt, 9th Inf Div

Major command, eg division or brigade 9th Inf Div
Company/battery/troop or similar level unit C Co
Battalion or similar level unit 4th Bn
Regiment, ROAD 47th Infantry

Home of Record City EUCLID
Home of Record State Code Ohio

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WILLIAM CHARLES DIMAGARD
Army - 1LT - O2
Age: 22
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Mar 31, 1945
From: EUCLID, OH
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Single
1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve
9th Inf Div

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Dec 13, 1967
Casualty was on Mar 28, 1968
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
   
Comments/Citation



Viet Nam, Vet. and St. Joe's, grad.
A Euclid, Army lieutenant, missing in action, since March 28, 1968, was reported killed, in Vietnam, on that date. 1Lt., William Charles Dimagard, 22, son, of Ernest C. and Harriet (nee Dyne) Dimagard, of 19231, Genesee road, graduated, from St. Joseph, High School, in 1963 and attended, Notre Dame and Cleveland, State University, before enlisting, in the Army, in April, of 1966. He was commissioned, at Ft. Benning, Ga., took jungle training, in Panama and was sent, to Vietnam, after spending Christmas, with his parents. His parents said, their son, had intended, to become a doctor, but changed his mind, while at Notre Dame.
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He worked fulltime, at Halle's, while attending, Cleveland State and still managed, to maintain, a "B" average. Born March 31, 1945, he was very, concerned, about his place, in the world and felt it, was his duty, to serve, in Vietnam. The Dimagards, have another son, Patrick. His parents, were later notified, that their son, had been awarded, the Silver Star Medal, for gallantry, in action, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal and the Combat, Infantryman Badge. 1Lt., Dimagard, was first listed, as missing, in action and later, was determined, to have been killed, by enemy, small arms fire, while on a mission, with the 47th, Infantry, in Dinh Tuong Province. 1Lt., Dimagard, is interred, in Calvary, Cemetery. Information as gathered, from the Cleveland, Press & Plain Dealer, April 6 & 13, October 30, 1968.
Oct 23, 2006

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