Tutor, Rex Franklin, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Primary MOS
62E10-Heavy Construction Equipment Operator
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1967 - 1968
Specialist 4


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cleveland
Last Address
Cleveland

Casualty Date
Feb 15, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39E 055

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
588th Engineer Battalion20th Engineer BrigadeUS Army Vietnam (USARV)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1967-1968, HHC, 588th Engineer Battalion
  1967-1968, 20th Engineer Brigade
  1967-1968, US Army Vietnam (USARV)
  1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)1
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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Last Known Activity
Rex Franklin Tutor
Specialist Four
B CO, 588TH ENG BN, 79TH ENG GROUP, 20TH ENG BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Cleveland, Ohio
July 10, 1948 to February 15, 1968
REX F TUTOR is on the Wall at Panel 39E Line 055
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Vietnam Wall Panel coords 39E 055

REX....I Met your Father Homer Tutor at the Dedication .......
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL...John Bradley

I remember you, Rex
Company B, 588th Engineers was assigned to reinforce Co A in the area of Parrots Beaks, north of Tay Ninh. Co A was building a Special Forces camp at Thin Ngon less than 10K from the Border of Cambodia. Cpt Siedel and I agreed to spit B Co into two jobs hauling soil for the camp walls and mine clearing the road in between. After starting the mine sweeping for three days in a row from the Special Camp, I came up with a plan to bivouac at the pit and sweep north in the AM. I had left the 2nd Platoon at the Camp with all the "Short Timers". PFC Rex Tutor was in that group. During our movement toward Camp, I was surprised to see one tank and 3 APC leave Camp heading our way. All of a sudden, a APC blew up and there was a lot of automatic weapons fire. They had been ambushed by a reinforced company size North Vietnam Unit. I formed the men around me into Westside and Eastside of the road units and counter attacked. The NVA were surprised and withdrew. All of the KIA and wounded were with the 2nd Platoon. No men in my section were injured. We secured the the site, evacuated the wounded and dead and moved into the Camp to reorganize. About noon we reopened the road without enemy contact. I have been in contact with about a dozen members of Co B through the Web and the 588th Engineers Web site. In August 2002, My wife and I left California and met SP5 Andy Begosh and SSG Jack Engle in Ohio and journeyed to Belleville MI., where SP5 Kenneth Fulton, a medic that was killed the same day as Rex, is buried. With Ken's wife and brother, we conducted a "Remembering A Fallen Comrade" service at his grave. There was a lot of healing that took place that day. Timothy Richards CPT Eng (Ret)
Saturday, January 25, 2003

 

   
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