East, Franklin, 1SG

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11G50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 11G50, F Troop, 9th Cavalry
Service Years
1951 - 1972

First Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
McComas, WV
Last Address
McComas, WV

Casualty Date
Apr 28, 1972
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Illness, Disease
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Memory Gardens Cemetery - Columbus, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 009/Masonic Section

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Tributes from Members  
air cav posted by EN Pinney, John Jackson (John Jackson Hedrick IV), PFC 24
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Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th ArmyF Troop, 9th Cavalry1st Cavalry Division
  1952-1954, 111.6, 8th Army
  1971-1972, 11G50, F Troop, 9th Cavalry
  1971-1972, 11Z50, 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
  1971-1972 Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
  1972-1972 Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 27, 2017, General Photos8
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

mark kapinos
rest well my cav brother
Wednesday, February 25, 2004


1Sgt Franklin East, Korean War Veteran, Vietnam War Veteran and Native of McComas, West Virginia.

1Sgt Franklin East was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, 1Sgt East served our country until April 28th, 1972 in Bien Hoa, South Vietnam. He was 40 years old and was married. It was reported that He died from a serious illness. He was born in McComas, West Virginia, on February 25th, 1972. His body was recovered. 1Sgt East is on panel 1W, line 009 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for more than 21 years.

1Sgt Franklin East is the Husband of Mrs Hildegard M. east of Columbus, Georgia. He is the Son of Mr Earnest Preston and Mrs Vivian Lou Cox East, McComas, West Virginia. He was the Father of Tammie Brown, Marvin, Linda and Franklin East.

1Sgt Franklin East served as The First Sergeant of Foxtrot Troop, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, USARV.

1Sgt Franklin East was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge with One Star, The Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service, The Army Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, The Air Medal with Two Devices, The Army Good Conduct Medal with Six Devices, The National Defense Service Medal, The Republic of Korea War Service Medal, The United Nations Service Medal, The Korean Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars, The Korean Presidential Unit Citation, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal and The Vietnamese Gallantry Cross Unit Citation.
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