Nguyen, Tan, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1210-Armored Combat Command Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Service Years
1959 - 1975


Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Vietnam, South
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Vinh Long
Last Address
Vinh Long

Casualty Date
Jan 15, 1975
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Other Cause
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation TOAN THANG II 1 Jun to 30 Jun 68
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Last Known Activity
I served with then Captain (Dai Uy) Nguyen Van Viet Tan while an advisor to 2nd Troop, 6th ARVN Cavalry, 6th Cavalry Squadron, RVN, in My Tho (Dinh Toung) Viet Nam.  Tan was a graduate of the Vietnamese Armor School and had attended training at Ft Knox, KY.  He spoke almost fluent English.  He was solicitous of his soldiers but was also a leader who expected the best at all times.  He was absolutely fearless in combat.   The 6th Cavalry was well led by then LTC (Trung Ta) Tran Van Thoan (Pierre).   This highly successful combat leader was instrumental in the squadron having an excellent combat record;  so enviable that the VC/NVA made a special target of the advisory compound in My Tho.  Their attack resulted in the loss of Maj Tony Bellamy and SFC Wilhelm Dammer.   I recently learned Tan commanded a squadron in the IV Corps until the fall of Saigon.  He attempted to leave Viet Nam with his family by sea and all perished. 
Tan was awarded the US Army Bronze Star for valor post TET 1968. 
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