Lassiter, Herman Earl, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B40, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/B Company
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Staff Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Holland
Last Address
Route 1, Box 39, Holland

Casualty Date
Mar 21, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Warren Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery - Valhalla, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29W 101

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]3 - Assoc. Page
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
 
Machine Gun
Grenade

 
 Unit Assignments
505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)82nd Airborne Division
  1968-1969, 11B40, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/B Company
  1968-1969, 11B40, 82nd Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSgt. Herman Lassiter's platoon was overrun near the Cambodian border during the night of 21 March.

A quote about SSgt. Lassiter from one who knew him:  "He was a good soldier and a good man. He was brave and dependable. In a time of racial tension, he was a peacemaker always able to see the good in other people."
   
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