Neely, James Elgin, 1LT

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First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 1204, A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1967 - 1968


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Abilene, Texas

Casualty Date
Aug 23, 1968
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Kontum (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hobart Rose Cemetery - Hobart, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
47W 051

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   1968-1968, 1204, A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment

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From Month/Year
April / 1968
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August / 1968
A Troop Unit Page
First Lieutenant
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
 A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment Details

A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment
Ground Unit
Parent Unit
2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment
Cavalry Squadron
Created/Owned By
AR Torno, Charles (Max), SGT 22

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2012
Memories For This Unit

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Bobby Hogan
Served under Lt Neely
Cornelius, NC
Great Leader
I haven't thought about Vietnam since I was there from June 1968 to June 1969 until now. I served under Lt Neely for a short time and I was there on that dreadful day in Kontum when he was killed. He was a great leader and highly respected officer. Although it has been a long time I pray that his family and extended family are doing okay. Sincerely, SGT. Bobby R. Hogan

Other Memories
A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, USARV

The 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry (Armored Cavalry) Regiment [1st Regiment of Dragoons] was a separate armored cavalry squadron attached to U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) from the 2nd Armored Division. Squadron personnel were entitled to wear the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 2nd Armored Division; according to Vietnam Order of Battle by Stanton, pages 124-125. During August 1968 the 2nd Squadron 1st Cavalry Regiment was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, out of Pleiku, RVN. No indications of a location were the Squadron was operating from.

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83 Members Also There at Same Time
A Troop

Alley, Donald Ray, 1LT, (1967-1968) AR 1204 First Lieutenant
Gardner, Dean, 1SG, (1960-1981) AR 11D10 Staff Sergeant
Hogan, Bobby, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11C40 Sergeant
Armento, Franklin Charles, SP 4, (1967-1968) AR 11E10 Specialist 4
Matchett, Leslie David, SP 4, (1967-1968) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
Gillham, Jan Royce, PFC, (1967-1968) OD 63A Private First Class
Kouhns, Dennis Ben, SP 5, (1967-1968) Specialist 5
Grove, Louis Cancian, SP 4, (1967-1968) Specialist 4
Rial, Richard Fred, SP 4, (1966-1968) Specialist 4
2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment

Whitton, Robert, COL, (1966-1992) AR 1204 Captain
Whitton, Robert, COL, (1966-1992) AR 1204 Captain
Jones, Donald Albert, 1LT, (1967-1968) EN 12A First Lieutenant
Dropulic, John, SSG, (1967-1970) AR 11D10 Staff Sergeant
Jenkins, David, SSG, (1966-1969) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Eggert, Michael, SGT, (1966-1969) AR 11E10 Sergeant
McManus, Joseph, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11B20 Sergeant
Wood, Rodney, SGT, (1968-1969) AR 11D10 Sergeant
Quiroz, Alfred Mauro, CPL, (1968-1969) AR 11D10 Corporal
Brophy, Robert, SP 5, (1966-1969) MD 91A Specialist 5
Doty, Al, SP 5, (1965-1968) OD 63F Specialist 5
Fischer, Robert, SP 5, (1968-1975) AV 67V Specialist 5
Henderson, William, SP 5, (1966-1968) OD 63C Specialist 5
Lester, Jimmy, SP 5, (1968-1970) AV 67N20 Specialist 5
Parks, Donald, SP 5, (1966-1968) AR 11E10 Specialist 5
TRUESDELL, RONALD, SP 5, (1966-1968) QM 94B10 Specialist 5
Basalone, Danny, SP 4, (1966-1968) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Brust, Glenn Roy, SP 4, (1967-1968) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Emery, Jeff, SP 4, (1967-1969) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
Geckeler, Wolfgang, SP 4, (1966-1968) AR 11D20 Specialist 4
Hunnicutt, Gary D., SP 4, (1968-1969) TC 64B10 Specialist 4
Miers, Louis, SP 4, (1966-1968) MD 91B10 Specialist 4
Packard, Dave, SP 4, (1966-1969) AR 11E10 Specialist 4
Richard, Remy, SP 4, (1966-1968) AR 11E20 Specialist 4
Rubel, Witol, SP 4, (1966-1968) IN 11B40 Specialist 4
Soards, Emmons Dwight, SP 4, (1966-1968) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Weston, Thomas, SP 4, (1966-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Crump, Erskine Logan, PFC, (1968-1969) AR 11D10 Private First Class
Shonkwiler, David, SP 4, (1968-1970) AR 11D10 Private First Class
Fay, Curtis, CPT, (1965-1970) AR Captain
Lohr, Fred, CW4, (1967-1988) Warrant Officer 1
Miano, Dennis, SP 4, (1968-1969) AR Specialist 4
LaMere, Glenn, SGT, (1966-1969) Sergeant
Forkl, Robert Wayne, SP 4, (1967-1968) Specialist 4
B Troop

Lemming, Harvey, SGM, (1953-1983) QM 76Y10 Sergeant Major
Bailey, William, SSG, (1961-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Bonesteel, David Larry, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Butler, Linnell, SGT, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Cox, Harold Anthony, SGT, (1968-1969) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Ledbetter, Sanford James, SGT, (1968-1969) AR 11E40 Sergeant
Neeley, Eddie Joe, SP 5, (1964-1968) OD 63C Specialist 5
Westbrooks, Allison A, SP 5, (1960-1968) AR 11E10 Specialist 5
Wight, Alonzo William, SP 5, (1967-1969) AR 11D10 Specialist 5
Lavine, Charles, SP 4, (1966-1968) AR 11D20 Specialist 4
Wren, Lanny, SP 4, (1966-1968) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Wilson, Donald, SP 4, (1968-1970) AR Specialist 4
Russo, Rich l, PFC, (1966-1968) IN Private (E-2)
C Troop

Boswell, Tim, CPT, (1967-1991) AR 1203 Captain
Lopez, Antonio, SSG, (1962-1968) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Martin, Guy Wayne, SSG, (1956-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant

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