Ellis, Sylvester, CPL

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Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11B10, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry
Service Years
1969 - 1970


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Columbus , MS
Last Address
Columbus , MS

Casualty Date
May 06, 1970
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Union Baptist Church Cemetery - Lowndes, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 111

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1969-1970, 11B10, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry
  1969-1970, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)/Operation Bold Lancer I
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  Jun 09, 2012, General Photos3
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He never closed his eyes
I never knew him, but I was watching him as he was watching me look after Bruce Hahn whose body was being lifted up to a helicopter. On 5/6/70 President Nixon permitted US troops to enter Cambodia. The unit was the 25th infantry division, company C , 3rd. We arrived across the river into Cambodia to protect engineers building a bridge for mechanized units to cross. The mechanized unit called in artillery into our position and did not know we were there. Mechanized always called for artillery bombarment prior to entering an area. We lost two KIAand 12 wounded. I watched the medic patch up Sylvester as he looked on. Once Bruce was lifted up, I looked to Mr. Ellis whose eyes no longer focused on me. He passed away after being wounded from the artillery shots. I remember the medic started to cry. A general came along and expressed his concern that such a terrible accident occurred.
Posted by: Gary A. Harding

Relationship: fellow soldier
Wednesday, December 2, 1998

Ayandria Barry
115 Hillside Court Stafford VA 22554 United States
My Father
Even though I never got the chance to meet you..I know you have ALWAYS been with me... One day we will meet and I will know your face, because it is mine...Love your daughter
Jan 24, 2009
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