Garrahan, Ernest Edward, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Service Years
1966 - 1968


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Dec 31, 1968
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35W 012

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
82nd Airborne Division505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1968-1968, 11B10, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
  1968-1968, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Ernest Garrahanserved as  a squad leader in A Company 1505th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.

He and his squad wer on Route 1 just south of Cu Chi, on an ambush patrol setting up for the night, when his squad came under fire from the VC probably based in the tunnels that served as their CP a year earlier during the Tet offensive. He was directing his men, returning fire, which made him a prominent target for the VC. He was behind a rice paddy dike in the prone position when they hit him with B-40 anti-tank rocket, (today we call them RPG's) It killed him instantly. Sourced:
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