Rice, Calvin Charles, Jr., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11E10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1964 - 1969
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Order of the Spur

Staff Sergeant

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Casualty Info
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Casualty Date
Jun 25, 1969
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Gettysburg National Cemetery - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21W 014

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Order of The Spur

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav Association
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1969, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  1969, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]

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Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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  Tributes from Others: Jun 29, 2015  

Dear uncle Charles
Posted on 12/6/17 - by Keevon rice keeevonrice@yahoo.com
To my great uncle .. i hear so many stories about you all the time from what I hear you were a great loving and charismatic person it would of been great to meet you my older brother was named after you, but we all love and miss you it and I? just want you to know thanks you for serving our country proudly love you from your dearest nephew
Thank You
Posted on 6/25/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
Thank you Staff Sergeant Rice for your devotion, leadership and exemplary courage under fire.
For the Fallen
Posted on 11/7/15 - by KW
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

- from "For the Fallen", by Laurence Binyon
Remembering An American Hero
Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
Dear SSGT Calvin Charles Rice Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Curt Carter
Posted on 2/13/13 - by KENN PEKAR KRAP62@centurylink.net

Just a note to let you know that you are not forgotten. I remember the day that SFC Maxey went on R&R and you took over on "35". Later that day we hit a mine and destroyed the tank, that was on 2 May 1969. I was in the rear getting ready to go on R&R the day you were killed. I still have pictures of me, you, and Johnson horsing around. Again, just to let you know that you are still remembered.
fellow trooper,
Jack Noble
5 Jul 2004
Garnet Jenkins
Grand Junction Co
~ Your Service And Sacrifice, Are Forever Remembered ~
In Remembrance of your Service and with a Multitude of Thanks for your Courage and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well, SSgt Calvin Charles Rice and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of Sgt. David Dickinson, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967..... ~TREASURE THIS HERO LORD, IN YOUR GARDEN OF REST, FOR WHILE HERE ON EARTH, HE WAS ONE OF OUR BEST~
Aug 31, 2009
manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

Jun 25, 2007
Francis Kaufman
HONORING your memory for the day you made the SUPREME SACRIFICE on June 25th 1969. You are not forgotten nor shall you ever be.
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
SSGT Calvin C. Rice Jr., USA
Charlie, SSGT, Army

Charlie was October 27, 1946. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Rice Sr. and he has four brothers. His wife's name was Tania and they had a daughter. Charlie attended William Penn where he played football and basketball. He enjoyed playing the drums. He entered the Army in June 1964 and went to Vietnam on October 20, 1968 where he was stationed with Co. B. 3rd Sq., 4th CAV in the Hobo Woods area. Charlie was ambushed while on patrol, severely wounded, and died ten days later on June 25, 1969. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation w/Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense, Vietnam Campaign, Vietnam Service, and the Purple Heart. Charlie was 22 years old and is remembered on Panel 21W, line 14
Posted by: Jim McIlhenney
Email: christianamacks@comcast.net
Relationship: Native Pennsylvanian & VietVet
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
25th Infantry Division
Served with 3/4 Armd Cav, BCompany
Posted by: MAJ Pike

Relationship: Webpage
Sunday, December 28, 2003
Still remember
Just thinking about you. when i pulled my photo album out, still remember hitting that mine on 2 may, I went to the rear, and you stayed in field, thank you for your sacrifice
Posted by: jack noble
Relationship: We served together
Sunday, April 8, 2001

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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Feb 11, 2018
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