Dwiggins, Donald Homer, Jr., CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
1203-Tank Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1203, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Armor


Ranger
Captain



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Duncan
Last Address
Raleigh

Casualty Date
Nov 09, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Salisbury National Cemetery - Salisbury, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16W 049

 Official Badges 

25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of GraduatesVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, West Point Association of Graduates
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 64th Armor 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor
  1968-1969, 1203, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor
  1969-1969, 1203, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1963-1967, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
aptain Donald Dwiggins had prior service with the 1st Battaliion, 64th Armored Regiment in Kitzengen, Bavaria, Germany.

In Vietnam, Captain Dwiggins served as a tank company commander in Vietnam. He was killed during an operation on the east side of Nui Ba Den Mountain, Tay Ninh Province, when one of his tanks triggered a mine, mortally wounding him.

Captain Dwiggins was interred in Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, Plot: Plot: Site A/1154.
 
   
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