Lyons, Frank Ellis, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11B10, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/B Company
Service Years
1950 - 1966

Staff Sergeant

Five Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jersey City
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 16, 1966
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery - North Arlington, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08E 053

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

 Unit Assignments
8th Army, Korea (EUSA)4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1953, 111.10, 8th Army, Korea (EUSA)
  1966-1966, 11B10, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
My father SSG Frank Lyons was serving as a squad leader for the 1st Platoon of B Company, 4th Battalion 9th infantry, which was conducting a search and destroy operation against the Viet Cong in Tay Ninh province. As the operation progressed the platoon encountered several Viet Cong booby traps. My father volunteered to clear the area despite the large number of booby traps and their potential hazard. After moving his men to set up security in the area my father began destroying the booby traps. His efforts revealed a Viet Cong bunker hidden by bamboo. While attempting to clear away the bamboo a large concussion mine exploded critically injuring my father. He died a week later. I just was 7 years old when my dad was killed. My father received several medals - the Purple Heart, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal with "V" and 2 Vietnamese medals..
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     Thomas Lyons, Jersey City, New Jersey

United States Army Staff Sergeant was killed in action in Vietnam. His nephews Pfc George Lyons and LCpl Chester Jarmolinski were also killed in Vietnam. 
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