Thompson, Benjamin Arthur, Jr., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11C20, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry
Service Years
1964 - 1968

Staff Sergeant


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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Saraland
Last Address
Saraland

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Drowned, Suffocated
Location
Kien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court B

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord French Fourragere


 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
Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle
Pistol

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
82nd Airborne Division3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry
  1964-1967, 11C20, HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
  1968-1968, 11C20, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSgt Thompson was a member of Company D, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. On October 25, 1968, he was on a mission about five miles south of Thuc Giang, Kien Hoa Province, South Vietnam.

As he was crossing a stream he lost his balance and was swept away by the current. His remains were not recovered.

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission
   
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