Bittle, Douglas Robert, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11B20, A Company, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1965 - 1969

Specialist 4

One Service Stripe

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Arkansas City, KS
Last Address
Arkansas City, KS

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 1969
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Springside Cemetery - Arkansas City, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
22W 102

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 National Guard Awards

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1969-1969, 11B20, A Company, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
  1969-1969, 11B20, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
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Dennis Douglas, Army Buddy Philadelphia, PA. A Rememberance I knew Doug, when assigned, to A, Co., 1/137, Inf., 69th, Inf., Bde., Kansas, NG., at FT. Carson. Doug, could be quite a character. It still brings a grin, after all these years, when I remember the evening, Doug, Larry and Willard, visited me, when I was TDY., at Fitzsimmons, Army Hosp., in Denver, what a night Or the time Doug stuck, a wire hanger into a barracks, electrical recepticle, those that were there will remember why. I still have an empty feeling, when thinking, of Doug, R.I.P.. Buddy.

Jack H. Keller, close friend 6012, Perryton, Bel Aire, Ks., 67220, THANKS DOUG. Doug and I were good friends, before we entered the National Guard, in Ark., City, Ks., back in '64.' Went through training, together, drank together, played together. Doug could, keep you laughing! Several times, I have stared, this tribute and never, finished it. All I can think of, to say, 36, years and some months later, is thanks, Doug. We had some damn good times, together, way back when. I remember all the trouble we got into, for stupid things. Blowing up Hathcoat's rifle, comes to mind. Our Oral Roberts, "healing clinics" and our James Brown song, deal. Man, you kept us, all entertained. You have always been a hero, to me! There isn't a day, go by, that I don't think back to our full filled, times!Man, I sure as hell have missed you, over the years. Take care old friend. Jack.

Barry Berg, friend and comrade, in arms 1129, Bower St., Elkhart, Indiana, 46514, Valor for Service. I was in the National Guard, Unit, that sent this Hero, to war. Doug, was one of the finest kind, of 'people,' that Ark., City, ever produced. I don't understand why men, like Doug, had to die. He was a clown, probably the 'class clown,' but when the time came, for him, to answer the call, he did it. I'll never forget the sense of Comaradery, Moral and Discipline, Doug brought, to our Unit in training. I have to smile, to myself, when I think of some, of the s? he instigated. All this and he still wore the Valor, For Service patch. To a true Hero. I say THANKS. Barry

Judy McGregor Hill, high school, class mate 312, NE., 135th, St., Vancouver, WA., 98685, High school class mate. Doug Bittle graduated from South Haven High School, South Haven, Kansas. He was my senior classmate. Doug's, mother was a teacher in South Haven and Doug attended only one year in South Haven. We walked together at our high school graduation. I can't think of anyone who didn't like Doug. He was just an all-around good kid. His death in Viet Nam was a tragedy. Every class reunion Doug is remembered as someone who gave the ultimate sacrifice, for the freedom, we have.
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