Endicott, Richard Leroy, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 1542, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1966 - 1968



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Casper , WY
Last Address
Casper , WY

Casualty Date
Apr 30, 1968
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Highland Cemetery - Casper, Wyoming
Wall/Plot Coordinates
53E 011/Block 111, Lot 6, Grave 1

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of GraduatesVietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1965, West Point Association of Graduates
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
31st Infantry Division82nd Airborne Division25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment
  1966-1967, 1542, 31st Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 11A, 82nd Airborne Division
  1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1968, 1542, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1962-1965, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Endicott graduated from West Point in 1965.

His first duty station was in Seoul, Korea with the 31st Infantry where he served for 13 months.  

From there, in April 1967, he attended training with the Raider Detachment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

In March 1968, he arrived in Vietnam.   There, Captain Endicott served as the commanding officer of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.

He was killed during waterborn operations on the Saigon River in the vicinity of the "Spider Web" (XT755175), near Cu Chi, during Operation Toan Thang I. 

Captain Endicott was interred in Highland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming.

POSTED ON 5.11.2006


Dick was my roommate during our junior year at the academy. He was a very pleasant and smart person. But his dedication was what I most remember. Once I asked him where he was going after graduation. He said, "Korea". I asked, "Why Korea"? He said that he really wanted to go to Viet Nam, but could go quicker if he went to Korea and got an intratheater transfer. He wanted to go where the action was. He was a true soldier of "...the land of the free and the home of the brave." It was an honor to have known him.
Earl Dowler
Friend Classmate
10006, Fairfax Ct., NW., Albuquerque, NM., 87114, USA
May, God Bless You. Thank you, Richard
Richard Endicott, graduated, from Natrona, County, High School, in Casper, Wyoming, in 1961. I attended school, with Richard. It was, a privelege and an honor, to know him. He was, a good student. A good man and a good American. He made the ultimate sacrifice, for his county. You, are not forgotten, Richard.
Sunday, April 30, 2006

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