Sauls, Elbert James, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)/HHC
Service Years
1950 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class


Six Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ft Smith
Last Address
Ft Smith

Casualty Date
Mar 14, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oakland Cemetery - Waycross, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29W 040

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
11th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1968-1969, 11B10, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)/HHC
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SFC Sauls was killed less than two weeks shy of the completiom of his tour in Vietnam 

Home of Record: 
Fort Smith, AR
 Date of birth:   06/03/1931
 
MILITARY DATA
 Service:         Army of the United States
 Grade at loss:   E6
 Rank:            Sergeant First Class
 Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
 ID No:           14471626
 MOS:             11B40: Infantryman
 Length Service: 18
 Unit:            BDE HHC, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV
 
CASUALTY DATA
 Start Tour:      03/27/1968
 Incident Date:   03/14/1969
 Casualty Date:   03/14/1969
 Age at Loss:     37
 Location:        South Vietnam
 Remains:        Body recovered
 Casualty Type:   Hostile, died of wounds
 Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Noncrew
 Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

Elbert is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross, GA. BSM AM 2-PH (Robert Sage)
 
   
Comments/Citation

Headquarters and Headquarter Company
March 14, 1969

Forward Area: 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ Liz and will continued to work with ARVN units in their Area of Operations. At 1535hrs Command and Control Helicopter 3-1 Infantry received 15-20 rounds Small Arms Fire with 1 US WHA (E) who died results 1 KHA at BS832928, (Command and Control Helicopter was controlling Bravo 3-1 Infantry Operations). I believe it to be E-7 Elbert James Sauls from 11 Brigade.

(http://www.1-20infantry.org/14mar69.htm)

   
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