Powell, Steven Reed, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
31B10-Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 31B10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Danville, VA
Last Address
Danville, VA

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1967
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Kontum (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Danville National Cemetery - Danville, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E 043/ C, 1303-B

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)173rd Airborne Brigade
  1967-1967, 31B10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
  1967-1967, 31B10, 173rd Airborne Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation MacArthur/Battle of Dak To
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Although one unofficial account of the fighting says "The 2nd and 4th Battalions of the 503rd Infantry suffered 33 Missing in Action, 158 Killed in Action and 411 evacuated wounded while fighting for Hill 875" the casualty page associated with that account lists 123 men. The Virtual Wall can identify 125 men who died in connection with the battle for Hill 875; of these, four could not be brought home for burial. The bodies of SGT Donald Iandoli, SP4 Jack L. Croxdale, PFC Benjamin D. De Herrera, and PFC David R. Reynolds have not been repatriated.The following men are known to have died in the fighting on Hill 875. Those with memorials on The Virtual Wall are marked by links to their memorial pages:

    559th TFS, 12th TFW, 7th AF
        1stLt Charles C. Nelson, Minneapolis, MN

    173rd Eng Co
        SP4 Gary R. Cooper, Bosworth, MO
        SP4 Bruce W. Cunningham, Denver, CO
        PFC Alan J. Impelithere, Liverpool, NY

    A Co (Admin), 173rd Spt Bn
        MAJ Charles J. Watters, Berkeley Heights, NJ (Medal of Honor)

    A Btry, 3rd Bn, 319th Arty Rgt
        1LT Richard T. Busenlehner, Rowena, TX
        SP4 Troy A. Galyan, Concord, NC
        SP4 Jesse Sanchez, Union City, CA
        1LT Jerome C. Shomaker, Newport Beach, CA

    HHC, 1st Bn, 503rd Inf Rgt
        PFC Valdez Sharp, McLean, TX

    A Co, 2nd Bn, 503rd Inf Rgt
        PFC Bruce M. Benzing, Miami Springs, FL
        SP4 David B. Betchel, Los Angeles, CA
        SP4 Robert T. Bly, Toledo, OH
        SGT Manfred F. Camarote, Philadelphia, PA
        PFC Charles R. Crews, Starke, FL
        PFC John D Agostino, New York, NY
        PFC Robert P. Degen, Vancouver, WA
        SP4 John M. Dunbar, Villa Park, IL
        SP4 Michael L. Ellis, Valinda, CA
        PFC Michael W. Ference, Chicago, IL
        PFC Dennis Greenwald, Southfield, MI
        PFC William A. Hawthorne, Eureka, KS
        SP5 Aaron K. Hervas, Mobile, AL
        CPT Michael J. Kiley, Long Beach, CA
        PFC Witold J. Leszczynski, New York, NY
        PFC Carlos J. Lozada, New York, NY (Medal of Honor)
        PFC George M. Mattingly, Oxon Hill, MD
        SGT Josh C. Noah, Hugo, OK
        SP4 Andrew J. Orosz, New York, NY
        .PFC James R. Patterson, Orlando, FL
        PFC Steven R. Powell, Danville, VA
        PFC Gary D. Roerink, Pontiac, MI
        SP4 Jack H. Shoop, Rural Ridge, PA
        PFC James R. Speller, Windsor, NC
        PFC Frank E. Stokes, Monticello, NY
        SGT Robert T. Szymanski, Milwaukee, WI
        PFC Nathaniel Thompson, St Louis, MO
        PVT Ernesto Villarreal, Detroit, MI
        SP4 Ronald W. Young, Tulsa, OK

    B Co, 2nd Bn, 503rd Inf Rgt
        SP4 Michael J. Gladden, Odessa, TX
        PFC Prelow Grissette, Shallotte, NC

    C Co, 2nd Bn, 503rd Inf Rgt
        SGT Michael E. Adams, Granite City, IL
        PVT Gregory C. Bauer, Central Bridge, NY
        PFC Neal I. Best, Myrtle Beach, SC
        SP4 Roy J. Blackwell, Clinton, SC
        PFC Mario A. Cisneros, Riverbank, CA
        SP4 Jack L. Croxdale, Lake Charles, LA
        PFC Benjamin D. De Herrera, Colorado Springs, CO
        SP4 James W. Flynt, Pittsboro, NC
        SFC James C. Frederick, Margate, FL
        PFC Juan M. Garcia, Mammoth, AZ
        SP4 Gerald L. George, Colorado Springs, CO
        PFC Herbert H. Gray, Gray, GA
        PSGT Bobby G. Hastings, Trumann, AR
        SP4 Mark R. Hering, North Tonawanda, NY
        PFC William C. Hinkle, Granite City, IL
        SP4 Thomas P. Huddleston, Newnan, GA
        SGT Donald Iandoli, Paterson, NJ
        CPT Harold J. Kaufman, Spring Valley, NY
        SGT Jeffrey W. Koonce, Union, NJ
        1LT Peter J. Lantz, Orlando, FL
        SP4 James W. Nothern, Clarendon, AR
        SGT Wallace L. Ogea, Bossier City, LA
        SP4 Robert J. Sanders, Philadelphia, PA
        1LT Donald E. Smith, Columbus, GA
        PFC Harry H. Spencer, Cleveland, OH
        1LT Richard W. Thompson, Atchison, KS
        PFC Lester Tyler, New York, NY
        SSG Remer G. Williams, Raleigh, NC
        SSG John W. Wooten, Garten, WV

    D Co, 2nd Bn, 503rd Inf Rgt
        SP4 Harvey L. Brown, St Louis, MO
        PFC Larry A. D Entremont, Kittery Point, ME
        PFC Casimiro Dianda, Yuma, AZ
        SP4 Clarence Hall, Newport, KY
        SP4 Kenneth J. Jacobson, Winslow, WA
        SP4 Weston J. Langley, Houlton, ME
        PFC John M. Ortiz, Chicago, IL
        PFC Joseph Pannell, East St Louis, IL
        SP4 Roy C. Payne, Saginaw, MI
        PFC Arnold Pinn, Jamaica, NY
        SP4 Walter D. Ray, Belmont, MA
        SP4 Lewis B. Smith, Camden, NY
        SP4 Harry E. Stephens, Richmond, VA
        PFC Richard Walker, Chicago, IL
        SP4 Lemuel T. Williams, St Louis, MO

    HHC, 2nd Bn, 503rd Inf Rgt
        SP4 Ernesto S. Cantu, Encino, TX
        PVT Claude L. Crawford, Los Angeles, CA
        PFC James C. Farley, Cookeville, TN
        SP4 William T. Hagerty, Vineyard Haven, MA
        SP4 William D. Herst, El Paso, TX
        PFC Richard N. Kimball, Granite City, IL
        PVT Roger A. Kros, Lake Village, IN
        PFC Robert C. La Vallee, Middletown, RI
        SP4 Olis R. Rigby, Hays, KS
        PFC William A. Ross, Columbus, GA
        SP4 Ervin Spain, Chicago, IL
        SP5 Ernest R. Taylor, Loveland, OH
        PFC Rudolph N. Ward, Portsmouth, VA
        PFC John R. Wolf, Renton, WA

    A Co, 4th Bn, 503rd Inf Rgt
        PFC Louis G. Arnold, Detroit, MI
        PFC John W. Smith, Celina, OH
        SGT Arthur Turner, Mount Pleasant, SC

    B Co, 4th Bn, 503rd Inf Rgt
        MSG William L. Cates, Stanfield, AZ
        SP4 Thomas L. Corbett, Hampton, VA
        PFC Angel R. Flores-Jimenez, New York, NY
        PFC Gerald Klossek, Newark, NJ
        SP4 Roy R. Lee, Dunn, NC
        SP4 Robert W. Lindgren, Minneapolis, MN
        SSG Roland W. Manuel, Asbury Park, NJ
        PFC Richard F. Mason, Erwin, NC
        SP4 Raymond W. Michalopoulos, Pawtucket, RI
        PFC Kenneth G. Owens, Orlando, FL
        SP4 Robert E. Paciorek, Ravenna, OH
        PFC David R. Reynolds, Buffalo, NY
        PFC Jesse E. Smith, Augusta, GA
        PFC Thomas J. Wade, Antlers, OK
        SP4 Earl K. Webb, New Orleans, LA
        SP4 Merrel P. Whittington, Toppenish, WA
        PFC Charles E. Willbanks, Mountain View, GA (Bronze Star "V")
        PFC James R. Worrell, Fort Lauderdale, FL

    C Co, 4th Bn, 503rd Inf Rgt
        PFC Billy R. Cubit, Chicago, IL
        SGT Le Roy E. Fladry, Union City, PA
        1LT Tracy H. Murrey, Miles City, MT (Dist Svc Cross)

    D Co, 4th Bn, 503rd Inf Rgt
        PFC Roger D. Mabe, Haymarket, VA
        PFC Leonard J. Richards, Mount Vernon, IL


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