Button, Howard Earl, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1951 - 1968

Sergeant First Class

Five Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Henry County, TN

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1968
Hostile, Died
Phuoc Long (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hill Crest Memorial Cemetery - Paris, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35E 089

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team101st Airborne Division 11th Airborne Division1st Cavalry Division
2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
  1951-1952, US Army Japan (USARJ), US Army Pacific (USARPAC)
  1952-1955, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
  1956-1963, 101st Airborne Division
  1963-1965, 11th Airborne Division
  1965-1966, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  1967-1968, 101st Airborne Division
  1967-1968, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Charlotte Jackson  (Wife)
Pamela JeanButton, born 20 Sep 1960 in Henry Co Tn.
Howard Earl Button, Jr, born 13 Aug 1961 in Henry Co Tn.
James Michael Button, born 16 Jun 1965 in Henry Co Tn.

Note on the 187th RCT:  The 187th RCT redeployed to Japan on 26 June 1951 where it became a strategic reserve but returned to Korea on 24 May 1952 to assist in the suppression of the prisoner rebellion at the Koje-do POW camp (completed on 10 June). It once more returned to Japan on 18 October 1952 but made its final return to Korea on 22 June 1953. The unit returned the United States in July 1955 and, the following year, became part of the newly reactivated 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY.

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