Durrwachter, Herman Karl, Jr., CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1961-1962, 1542, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
1947 - 1962

Infantry


Special Forces
Captain



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Williamsport
Last Address
Daytona Beach, Florida

Casualty Date
Jan 13, 1962
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1962, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master Parachutist
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 
 Unit Assignments
MAAG Vietnam (MAAGV)1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1961-1962, 1542, MAAG Vietnam (MAAGV)
  1961-1962, 1542, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1959-1963 Multiple JUSMAAGV Operations 1959-1963
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SP6 Fred Steuer served with the 93rd Transportation Company, MACV at Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, RVN. He had arrived in Viet Nam on 12 January 1962.

He and Captain Herman K. Durrwachter were killed by a grenade explosion when a "believed to be dummy grenade" was tossed into the MAAGV billet in which the two men were sitting. It exploded, killing them. Eight other men were wounded.

Captain Durrwachter was a Special Forces soldier assigned to Vietnam to reinforce two helicopter companies that had arrived in December 1961. The two men had arrived the previous day.

Source is:
MertonD. Perry, "'Top Troop' Loses Life in Accident", Lima News, Ohio, 8 February 1962, page 7.
   
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