Nagy, Steven V., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Special Forces (1987-Present)
Last Primary MOS
11B4S-Infantryman (Special Forces)
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B4S, Reconnaissance Team Crusader, Command & Control North (CCN)
Service Years
1958 - 1969
Foreign Language(s)

Special Forces
Staff Sergeant

Three Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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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
Jul 27, 1969
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Luang Prabang (Laos)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Devotional Gardens - Dunn, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
panel 20W Line 59

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Combat Advisor American Advisor (Vietnam)

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)Army GarrisonsSpecial Forces UnitsArmy Reserve
Reconnaissance Team Crusader, Command & Control North (CCN)Special Forces UnitsMACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1958-1958, Allied Land Forces South-Eastern Europe (LANDSOUTHEAST)
  1959-1962, 112.73, USAG Baumholder, Germany
  1966-1967, 11B4S, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1967-1967, 11B4S, 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1968-1969, 11B4S, Reconnaissance Team Crusader, Command & Control North (CCN)
  1968-1969, 11B4S, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1968-1969, 11B4S, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  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
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Arty round directed at enemy fell short

SSG Steven V. Nagy was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Reserve, SSG Nagy served our country until July 27th, 1969 in Laos. He was 32 years old and was married. It was reported that Steven died from multiple fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered. Steven was born on July 10th, 1937 in Budapest, Hungary. His name is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel 20W Line 59.

Born Istvan Nagy in Hungary in 1937, he survived the Nazi occupation of his homeland, then Hungary's domination by Communists. Before his 20th birthday, he took up arms against the Communists during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. After the failure of that revolution, Nagy fled his homeland, escaping to Austria and Germany and finally to the United States. He settled in Whiting, Indiana on January of 1957, living at 1211 W. Fred St. with an aunt and working at Youngstown Sheet & Tube.

In the fall of 1958, Nagy enlisted in the U.S. Army in Special Forces. While stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, he met and married his wife, JoAnne Holmes. Later he was posted in Germany. Their son, Steven Nagy Jr., was born in Weisbaden, Germany.

Returning to the states after his discharge in 1962, Nagy and his family came back to Whiting, living in two different apartments until May 1966. Steven Nagy also returned to his former job at Youngstown Sheet & Tube.

It was during this time, Nagy applied again for active duty with the military and asked to be sent to Vietnam. This was his crusade, to fight Communism," Tom Clark (history teacher at Lake Central High School in St. John Indiana and currently serving in Iraq) said of the man he and his students have studied.

He served as a Staff Sergeant with Reconnaissance Team Crusader, Control Center North, Military Assistance Command-Vietnam, Special Operations Group, 5th Special Forces Group. Special Forces Vietnam.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.


Alfred  Smith
P O B 605 Roanoke TX 76262 USA
Best Friend
We were best friends in Ft Benning GA in 64/65. I ask him to come to my wedding. We ran around together. IN May 65 I was to Nam and we lost touch with each other. I found him May 30 2013. I was shocked and sad even though its been 40 years its lake yesterday I lost him. He was a member of SOG the best in Viet Nam.
Jun 4, 2013


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