Theurkauf, Harry Lee, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11E10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
- 1968

Specialist 5



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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

Casualty Date
Jun 05, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
60W 023

 Official Badges 

25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar



 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1967-1968, 11E10, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment/B Company
  1967-1968, 11E10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SP5 Harry Theurkauf died while serving his country while deployed to Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam.  He served over a year in Vietnam.  Also KIA that day from 2/34 were 1LT Richard Ancil Holt (1542) and SP5 Dennis Richard Volk (71H20).

While growing up he attended Walter L. Bachrodt Elementary School, Peter H. Burnett Juinor High School, and Abraham Lincoln High School.  After high school his family moved from Rosemary Gardens, California to Grass Valley, California.

There is a PFC David E. Freestone and SP5 Harry L. Theurkauf Memorial Bridge along Route 20/49 which goes over Route 174 in downtown Grass Valley, California.  The bridge as built in 1970.

Service Number: 19884798

SP5 Theurkauf is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.  Find A Grave Memorial:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3640609


 
   
Comments/Citation

Sources:

http://www.vvmf.org/index.cfm?SectionID=110&Wall_Id_No=51522

http://www.virtualwall.org/dt/TheurkaufHL01a.htm

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM6PY8_Vietnam_War_Memorial
_Route_20_49_Bridge_Grass_Valley_CA_USA

 
   
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