Hall, Warren Stuart, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Infantry

Second Lieutenant


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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Brighton
Last Address
New Brighton


Casualty Date
Jan 17, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Parkers Prairie Cemetery - Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14W 040

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division
  1969-1970, D Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment
  1969-1970, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
14 Nov 2007
Warren and I met In Minneapolis in June, 1968 on the morning we were leaving for Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Two small-town boys wondering how we got into this fine mess. Little did we know . . .

We were roommates there. We stayed at Fort Dix for AIT although we were not in the same unit. Our barracks were next to each other. We both attended OCS at Fort Benning, Georgia and again were roommates there. Our orders to Vietnam were separated by two weeks. We last saw each other briefly at Jungle School in Panama. He was leaving and I was arriving. In Vietnam he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and I went to the 25th Infantry Division. On a very broken by static phone call from Cu Chi to Minneapolis, my wife, who had pinned Warren's 2LT bars on him at Fort Benning, informed me that Warren had been killed. Hard to believe. As Billy Joel sang, "Only the good die young"!!!

Warren was a good friend. He had a quiet presence and a great sense of humor. He was well liked by all who knew him; respected by all. His respect was earned through his hard work, loyalty to his comrades and calm presence in the Army chaos. I am sure he was a good officer and respected by those he led. Neither of us was excited by our military experience, but despite that, Warren served with honor and dignity.

His loss is a nation's loss; one of many. His memory still invokes tears as well as a smile. I am honored to have known him as a friend, even for such a short time. His family needs to be proud!

Peace!

From a friend, Basic and OCS roommate,,
Steven Peterson
   
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