Whitis, Larry Michael, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
Service Years
- 1969
Specialist 4


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Indianapolis
Last Address
Indianapolis

Casualty Date
Mar 20, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
  1968-1969, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 19-20 March 1969 the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry lost 17 men in a fight on the Khang River west of Tien Phuoc, Quang Tin Province. They were

    A Company:
        SGT Joe S. Huston, Plano, TX
        SGT Jesus C. Oleta, Norwalk, CA
        SP4 Brad D. Chriss, Pompano Beach, FL
        CPL Richard L. Fiffe, Concordia, KS
        CPL Johnnie R. Hanson, Hazardville, CT
        SP4 Thomas J. McMahon, Lewiston, ME (medic, HHC with A Co) (Medal of Honor)
        SP4 William D. Overstreet, Kountze, TX
        PFC Gary L. Hosko, Muskegon, MI

    
    B Company:
        SGT Jimmy F. Burchfield, Whitewright, TX (Bronze Star)*
        SP4 Walter L. Moses, Wooster, OH (Dist Svc Cross)
        SP4 Raul V. Perez, Chicago, IL
        CPL Dennis A. Smith, Gridley, CA

    
    D Company:
        SGT Richard R. Maynard, Sturgis, SD
        SP4 Douglas G. Edwards, Columbia, MO
        SP4 Bill G. Lee, Tucson, AZ
        SP4 Larry M. Whitis, Indianapolis, IN
        PFC Robert A. Tate, Charleston, WV


   
Comments/Citation

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Indianapolis, IN
Date of birth: 07/09/1948

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MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 55947184
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length Service: 01
Unit: D CO, 2ND BN, 1ST INFANTRY, 196TH INFANTRY BDE,
AMERICAL DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 08/21/1968
Incident Date: 03/20/1969
Casualty Date: 03/20/1969
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

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