Yancey, Jr., John M., MSG

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Special Forces (1987-Present)
Last Primary MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1978-1982, 11B10, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D)
Service Years
1965 - 1982

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Master Sergeant

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGM Mike Vining to remember Yancey, Jr., John M. (Butch), MSG.

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Date of Passing
Feb 24, 1982
Location of Interment
Willow Cemetery - Haskell, Texas
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Airborne Sniper Cold War Veteran Special Operations

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  2016, In the Line of Duty

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Last Known Activity
MSG John M. Yancey, Jr. was killed during a night fire sniper-training event on Range 19B, Fort Bragg, North Carolina on 24 February 1982.  John and another person were down range and off to the side of a line of targets.  After shooting at their targets John and the other person walk over to check targets. Using a radio they would call back to the line and tell the shooters how well they did.  John and the other person would then walk back to the side and clear the range to go hot.  One of the new snipers missed lining up and mistook John’s silhouette as a target and fired.  John was shot in the throat and died almost immediately.  The soldier that accidentally shot John was cleared of any wrong doing and left the unit.  The mistake made that night is that the left and right range limits weren't adequately marked with a light.

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This remembrance profile is maintained by Mike R. Vining, SGM USA (Retired).
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