Pluorde, Victor, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B10, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Specialist 4

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Casualty Info
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Casualty Date
Aug 28, 1968
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Basic Training (Fort Dix, NJ), A
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment101st Airborne Division
  1967-1968, 11B10, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
  1967-1968, 11B10, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  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)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sp4 Mike Plourde was wounded during Tet and returned to his unit and was KIA 28 Aug 1968 in a Bn operation about 8 miles north of Trang Bang almost on the Tay Ninh/ Hau Nghia provincial border.  B co was inserted to the west of A company ...A company had made the initial contact........ C and D companies were inserted to the east and south respectively. The initial contact was on the 27th ,  A,C,D companies reinforced their positions during the night....the NVA attempted to break out during the night.....but were unable......fighting was morning dawned  B company was given the mission to sweep the area with other companies forming the cordon......Mike was killed early that morning in RVN.  I escorted Mike home for burial.  Mike and I were very good friends from school and we were the guards on our football team..he right and I left.  I think of Mike a lot and visit his final bivouac site in Oakland, Maine.  I remember the night he flew out for Viet Nam...he was on leave and I took him to the Airport.....he sure did look sharp in his Boots and with those shinny wings  ...... Forever Airborne........
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