Cook, Billy Lee, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
51C10-Structure Specialist
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 51C10, D Company, 34th Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Specialist 5

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jul 18, 1968
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Beasrdstown City Cemetery - Beardstown, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
51W 003

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 Unit Assignments
34th Engineer Battalion
  1967-1968, 51C10, D Company, 34th Engineer Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Served with D Company, 34th Engineer Battalion, 79th Engineer Group, 20 Engineer Brigade. Tour began on 1 April 1967.

Interred at Beardstown City Cemetery, Beardstown, Illinois.
A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 18 July 1968 elements of D Company, 34th Engineer Battalion, were conducting a road mine clearing mission in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam. About five miles south of the city of Ben Cat, PFC Earl F Seablom detonated a mine which fragmented his body beyond identification and killed two others immediately; a fourth died shortly thereafter of wounds received. The four men were
SP5 Billy L. Cook, Beardstown, IL; died of wounds received
PFC William E Beall, Denver, CO; killed in action
PFC Manual A Castillo, San Jose, CA; killed in action
PFC Earl F Seablom, Ishpeming, MI; killed in action, body not recovered
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