Parkhurst, Vincent Bertram, 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, 11B10, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry
Service Years
1954 - 1968

Sergeant First Class

Four Service Stripes

Thirteen Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Chicago, Illinois

Casualty Date
Feb 20, 1968
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Binh Thuan (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40E 046

 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division 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 1st Award
Master Parachutist

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)101st Airborne Division 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry
  1957-1967, 11B10, 8th Infantry Division
  1957-1967, 11B10, B Company, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)
  1967-1968, 11B10, 101st Airborne Division
  1967-1968, 11B10, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
From the book "My Gift To You"  By Jerald W. Berry 
From February 18 to February 20, the Currahees were involved in many battles within the city of Phan Thiet, many times fighting house-to-house to dislodge the enemy and drive hime from the city. These "Battles of the Alleys" of Phin Thiet cost the Battalion several more lives on February 20. As Cpt. Gaffney's Alpha Company held a blocking position along the Ca Ty River, Cpt. Landgraf's Bravo Company pressured the attack on the north side of the City. The close-in fighting during the long day allowed Bravo and Charlie Companies to advance only 400 meters from their starting point. The intense fighting claimed the lives of Pfc. Daniel Roger Bodin, Sgt. Albert Clarence Woods, Jr., and Platoon Sergeant SFC Vincent Bertram Parkhurst. The action initiated by the Communist TET Offensive at Phan Thiet came to an end on February 23, 1968, and the siege of the city had left 13,500 civilians homeless.   
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 40E 046

Service #   17387871

Start of Tour   11/04/1967

Vincent Bertram Parkhurst was buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, MI Plot: Section O, Grave 1029

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