Kroger, Neil Allen, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 1542, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) /C Company
Service Years
1963 - 1965

Cavalry


Ranger
Second Lieutenant


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oak Park
Last Address
Oak Park

Casualty Date
Nov 15, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Carmel Cemetery - Hillside, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 059

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
Pistol
Air Assault Badge
Machine Gun
 

 
 Unit Assignments
Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA3rd Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division/1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1964-1964, 1542, Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA
  1965-1965, 1542, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) /C Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Operation Silver Bayonet I - Battle of the Ia Drang/Battle for LZ X-Ray
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignNorthwestern UniversityLoyola University, Chicago
  1960-1961, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  1961-1962, Northwestern University
  1962-1963, Loyola University, Chicago
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
2nd Lt. Kroger was killed during the Battle for LZ Xray, Ia Drang, RVN, killed during the 2nd day of battle. He led 1st Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment.

He was interred in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, Plot: Section 15.
   
Comments/Citation
Not Specified
   
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