Ogami, Terry Y., CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B10, B Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Corporal



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Reedley
Last Address
Reedley

Casualty Date
Feb 20, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mendocino Cemetery - Parlier, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40E 045

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry
  1967-1968, 11B10, B Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Last Name OGAMI
Given Names TERRY Y

Date of Birth 19460530 05/30/1946
Service A Army
Component Y Selective Service
Rank CPL Corporal
Grade and posthumous promotion + E3
Service Occupation 11B10 Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)
Actual Date of Casualty 19680220 02/20/1968
Actual Date of Death 19680220 02/20/1968
Tour Date 670402 04/02/1967
Posthumous decoration
Casualty Type A1 Hostile, Died
Reason D Gun, Small Arms Fire
Air no Air 7 Ground Casualty
Body Recovered
Country VS South Vietnam
Province 01 Quang Tri
Casualty Location
1 CAV DIV 12TH CAV RGT
Major command, eg division or brigade 1st Cav Div
Company/battery/troop or similar level unit B Co
Battalion or similar level unit 1st Bn
Regiment, ROAD 12th Cavalry

Home of Record City REEDLEY
Home of Record State Code California

Panel 40E
Line 45
TERRY Y OGAMI
Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

Army - CPL - E4
Age: 21
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth May 30, 1946
From: REEDLEY, CA
Religion: BUDDHISM
Marital Status: Single
CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service
1st Cav Division (AMBL)

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Apr 2, 1967
Casualty was on Feb 20, 1968
In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
   
Comments/Citation
23 Jan 2008

 

Terry was a friend of mine, a really good friend. We had both been in country 9-10 months by the time he was killed. We were patrolling a through a village when the enemy opened up on us. Terry gave his life while he and I pulled Raymond Carpenter out of the line of fire. Unfortunately, Ray was killed as well. Why them and not me? I wish I knew. I loved them both, and I miss them every day. I had the good fortune to speak to Terry's brother David Ogami, by phone, several years ago. I had written quite a few letters to Terry's parents that were never answered. David found those letters after his parents died, and he called me on the phone one night. It was a moving experience as I answered all his questions. Rest in peace brothers. I'll see you again someday.

From his friend and Squad Leader,
Sgt. Richard J. Bailey
B Co., 1st Bn (ABN), 12th Cavalry Rgmt.
1st Air Cavalry Division
airmedic911@comcast.net



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William Phinizy
k6whp@socal.rr.com
Fraternity Brother at UCLA in 1967
17044 Avenida Abuelitos Fountain Valley CA 92708 USA
You are still missed, Ogi
Terry Ogami was a man if infinite joy and happiness. The two years we spent together at U.C.L.A make his loss in service to his country all the more poignant to me.

"Thank you, Terry, for your honor and service, but mostly, thank you for the memories after all these years.."
Bill
W. H. Phinizy, Captain
USAFR
Feb 10, 2007


  Memories of Terry
Posted for: TERRY Y OGAMI:
Terry was a good friend of one of my brothers. He and my brother were in the Cub scouts together and became closer friends in high school. He was always so fun loving. He was always filled with pranks and practical jokes. It is hard to believe that he is gone even after all these years.
Posted by: BR Saito-Oliver
Email:
Olionoli
Relationship: friend
Monday, May 31, 1999
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Left to right at the table:
R J Bailey, Fred Maher, Ray Carpenter, Terry Ogami, Mike Harrod, and Ken Shipley.
Taken at the EM Club, 1st Cavalry Division base camp, An Khe

 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 20 Feb 1968 B Company, 1/12th Cavalry, lost three men during a patrol 9 kilometers north-northeast of Quang Tri airfield:
   
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