Tuttle, Nelson Payne, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1968 - 1970


First Lieutenant

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jul 15, 1970
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Long Khanh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Coleman City Cemetery - Coleman, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08W 021

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
27th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1969-1970, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1969-1970, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Remembering Nelson

Posted on 6/14/02 - by Edmond Fee
I knew Nelson less than a week. We had just lost 4 men from our platoon in a firefight on July 9th. Nelson came into our platoon around July 12th. We went out on a couple of ambushes. On the morning of July 15th, after breaking from our bush site, we were riffing through a wooded area when we came upon a V.C. camp. The embers from their fire were still hot. We searched the immediate area. Lt. Tuttle went back to get the map from his rucksack where we had left our gear. It wasn't very far. He was probably gone less than a minute when a shot rang out. He died instantly. We searched for the V.C. but could not find them.


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