Eidson, Samuel Arlen, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 11B40, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
Service Years
1950 - 1965

Staff Sergeant

Five Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
North Birmingham , AL
Last Address
North Birmingham , AL

Casualty Date
Nov 08, 1965
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jefferson Memorial Gardens East - Trussville, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 030

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 


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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master Parachutist (2 Combat Jumps)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team1st Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasans)101st Airborne Division 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
173rd Airborne Brigade
  1950-1955, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
  1955-1957, HHC, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasans)
  1955-1957, 101st Airborne Division
  1965-1965, 11B40, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
  1965-1967, 11B40, 173rd Airborne Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Battle of Pakchon
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Operation Tomahawk
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1965, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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