Belcher, Ted, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1964 - 1966
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lynco
Last Address
Lynco

Casualty Date
Nov 19, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12E 086

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialLegion Of ValorMedal of Honor
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1966, Legion Of Valor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1966, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Basic Training (Camp Picket, VA)
 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1966, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


 *BELCHER, TED

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Place and date: Plei Djerang, Republic of Vietnam, 19 November 1966. Entered service at: Huntington, W . Va. Born: 21 July 1924, Accoville, W . Va.

Citation

Distinguishing himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life. Sgt. Belcher's unit was engaged in a search and destroy mission with Company B, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, the Battalion Reconnaissance Platoon and a special forces company of civilian irregular defense group personnel. As a squad leader of the 2d Platoon of Company C, Sgt. Belcher was leading his men when they encountered a bunker complex. The reconnaissance platoon, located a few hundred meters northwest of Company C, received a heavy volume of fire from well camouflaged snipers. As the 2d Platoon moved forward to assist the unit under attack, Sgt. Belcher and his squad, advancing only a short distance through the dense jungle terrain, met heavy and accurate automatic weapons and sniper fire. Sgt. Belcher and his squad were momentarily stopped by the deadly volume of enemy fire. He quickly gave the order to return fire and resume the advance toward the enemy. As he moved up with his men, a hand grenade landed in the midst of the sergeant's squad. Instantly realizing the immediate danger to his men, Sgt. Belcher, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his safety, lunged forward, covering the grenade with his body. Absorbing the grenade blast at the cost of his life, he saved his comrades from becoming casualties. Sgt. Belcher's profound concern for his fellow soldiers, at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country.

   
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Vietnam Wall Panel coords 12E 086


   
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