Hess, Larry Leroy, 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
1965-1965, 1542, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)
Service Years
1963 - 1965

Infantry


Ranger
Second Lieutenant


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gettysburg
Last Address
Gettysburg

Casualty Date
Nov 17, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Gettysburg National Cemetery - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 078

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1965, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1965-1965, 1542, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Silver Bayonet I - Battle of the Ia Drang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Son of an Air Force officer, 2nd Lt. Hess enlisted in the Army in May 1963 following a semester at Penn State.  He was trained as an artilleryman, and then completed OCS at Fort Benning, Georgia (OCS 4-65) in April 1965.  He attended Ranger School before being sent to Vietnam. 

He was killed in action during the Battle of the Ia Drang and was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.
   
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