Egolf, Klaus Dieter, SGT

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Last Rank
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Last Primary MOS
11E40-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11E40, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Service Years
1966 - 1968
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Order of the Spur


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Westminister ,CA
Last Address
Westminster, CA

Casualty Date
Feb 28, 1968
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Christian Chapel Cemetery - Merriam, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
41E 060/ Section 6, Row 30

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Order of The Spur

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry AssociationThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association [Verified]
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1968, 11E40, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  1968-1968, 11E10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Operation Saratoga
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 02, 2012, General Photos30
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Last Known Activity
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Klaus and I were the best of friends at Ft. Knox Armor OCS, Class of 10-67. He was the brightest among us and had an unfailing sense of humor. Though he graduated among the top of his class he did not receive a security clearance and, therefore, was not commissioned as he should have been. As Klaus told me, the Army held that his birth father was a Stuka pilot that had been shot down during the Battle of Stalingrad - months before Klaus was even born - and some 25 years later was still presumed to be a prisoner of war of the Russians though German military records listed him as KIA. Because of that and, although he was adopted by a US Army officer while still an infant, the Army held his loyalty might be compromised. Klaus was the best of the best. He is missed by his fellow OC classmates.

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His goal was to become a Orthopedic Surgeon and he was well on his way to that goal. What a future Klaus had, and what a great loss his death represents to the human community. The many letters of condolence and commendations reinforce the biases of a grieving mother.
I remember his last words to me before he left for Viet Nam:
"It does not matter how long you are on earth,
it matters only how you touched the lives of people
while you were here."
"Son, you are always in my heart, you will never be forgotten".....
Rosel L. Egolf
26 Sep 2004

Rosel Egolf
1900N, Mary Ln., Columbia City, IN., 46725, USA
Klaus Dieter Egolf, SGT.
Klaus is loved, dearly and will, never be forgotten. He touched, many lives and the many letters, of condolence and commendation, reinforce, to this biases, of a always, grieving mother. I, will always remember, his last words to me, before departing, for Viet Nam: "It does not, matter how long, you, are on earth. it matters only, how you touched, the lives of people, while you were here."
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Rosel Egolf

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Doris Clancy
66, Murphy street, amchester, NH., 03103, Hillsboro
The best cousin and playmate
When we, were little kids, first, he was my cousin, then the only Brother, I ever had and best friend. He moved to America, when we were, still little and I always said, I will marry, an american, to be close to you, well I did and I'm, in New Hampshire, but I never got, to see him, again. I, will always remember, this great cousin, of mine. I got a painting, he painted and no money, in the world, could ever replace it. Thank you, for giving me, the chance to say, what I feel and right now, I'm sitting here, thinking about him and crying and remembering, all the things, we did. Thanks again, Klaus, I always Love you, Doris
Wednesday, September 29, 2004

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