Ellis, Preston Henry, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11B40, A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Staff Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jun 17, 1970
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Vehicle Loss, Crash
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
New Effort Cemetery - Bonifay, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09W 059

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 5th Infantry25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1969-1970, 11B40, A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry
  1969-1970, 11B40, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 01, 2015, General Photos2
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POSTED ON 9.21.2019
POSTED BY: thomas bradshaw


we were together in childhood. we were together in high school. we were together in dau tieng, viet nam. we will be together again soon. rest in peace, brother.

Dianne Myrick
he was my friend
1554 nearing hills circle
chipley, fla 32428 washington
Preston and myself as well as 2 other of our friends always had a good time he had a shy side to him but he also showed his humor side The day he left he said 'YOU GIRLS HOLD THE FORT DOWN TILL I RETURN"
Friday, March 11, 2005
Faye Redmon Owens
P.O. Box 10151
Panama City,, FL 32404-1151 USA
A sweet cousin!
Preston Henry Ellis is my cousin. Preston grew up on a farm in Bonifay, Florida, and was named for his father, "Henry". I remember many happy visits between my family and his when growing up. The first time I ever saw cotton growing was in a field in back of his house. Being from the city, it was something great to pick the cotton from the plant. Preston was always shy, but had a nice smile. He was the youngest of four. He had an older brother and two older sisters. We love and miss Preston, and pray someday we will all see each other in Heaven. God bless Preston for serving in Vietnam, and God bless everyone who served!
Thursday, October 19, 2000
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