McCarn, Harold Daniel, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile)
Service Years
1949 - 1965



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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 17, 1965
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Becks Lutheran Church Cemetery - Lexington, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 087

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

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 Unit Assignments
1st Cavalry Division2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1965-1965, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
  1965-1965, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Operation Silver Bayonet I - Battle of the Ia Drang/Battle for LZ Albany, 17 - 20 Nov 1965
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
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Last Known Activity
Capt Harold Daniel McCarn, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Lexington, North Carolina.

Captain Harold Daniel McCarn was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Reserve, CPT McCarn served our country until November 17th, 1965 in South Vietnam. He was 36 years old and was not married. It was reported that Harold died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine near Landing Zone Albany, Chu Prong Mountain, Hill 732. His body was recovered. Harold was born on September 11th, 1929 in Lexington, North Carolina. CPT McCarn is on panel 03E, line 087 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 16 years.

I was in the group with Harold during the Ia Drang battle. A true professional. A great loss to us all. Roger Knopf.

Arrangements are being made to return the body of Captain Harold D McCarn, 36 year old Davidson County soldier who was killed Wednesday in Vietnam, to Lexington for Final Rites. Funeral arrangements will be completed when the body arrives. Captain McCarn, serving with the First Air Mobile Unit of the 7th Division, was killed after his unit had completed an air assault landing and had moved into a defensive position. The unit was attacked by hostile forces. According to a telegram from Major General J.C.Lambert, the Army Adjutant General. Captain McCarn was the son of Marl McCarn of the Hedrick's Grove Community and the late Maudie Briggs McCarn. Surviving besides his father is a brother, Fred McCarn of the home on Route 6, Lexington. Captain McCarn was commissioned while he was a member of the National Guard unit here a number of years ago. He had been on active duty for four years. He was employed at Mid-State Tile Company before going on active duty. The soldier, who was not married, was a member of Beck's Lutheran Church. He had written a letter home on November 10 and it arrived last Monday. In the letter he stated that he was about to take part in action near the Cambodian Border. He is the second Davidson County man to die in the Vietnam fighting. A former Thomasville man was killed there several weeks ago.

He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division(AMBL), USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.

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