Egolf, Klaus Dieter, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11E10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Sergeant


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Home Country
Germany
Germany
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Frankfurt
Last Address
Westminster, California

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

 Official Badges 

Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav Association
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1968, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]


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From Tom Farrell posted by Short, Diane (TWS Chief Admin) 815 
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  From Tom Farrell : May 5, 2013  
   

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Tom Farrell
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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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