Eaton, George Elwood, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11D40-Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11D10, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Service Years
1963 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Staff Sergeant

Two Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Blanchard , PA
Last Address
Blanchard , PA

Casualty Date
Apr 26, 1969
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jacksonville Cemetery - Jacksonville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26W 053

 Official Badges 

Drill Sergeant Badge Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Army Garrison, Alaska23rd Infantry Division (Americal)US Army Training Center (Infantry) Staff, Fort Polk, LA3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1963-1964, 133.1, Army Garrison, Alaska
  1964-1965, 11D10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1966-1968, 11D40, 1st Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Cadre) Fort Polk, LA
  1968-1969, 11D10, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  1969-1969, 11D10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 05, 2012, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Raymond  Zipprich
Chip and I drank a few beers together in chu chi the night before he left for the field. Good friend and great guy. Didnt know I would never see him again. True hero. I will never forget you.
Sep 5, 2014


Posted on 6/9/14 - by Charlie Seelye
I served with Chip in Alaska, Hawaii, VN . At Fort Rich he would wake me in the middle of the night after being downtown and consuming a few Black Russians, and insist that I drink a beer with him. I remember him showing me a picture of his daughter once. He gave me two glass floats that he had picked up along the coast of the Alaska Peninsula when on a long range patrol that I missed going on. I still have those floats and they always remind me of Chip. He had a shoulder that was easily dislocated and the last time I saw him in VN 1967 shortly before I left, he was in a sling. I found his name on the traveling wall years ago but was unsure if it was Chip or another Eaton. The photo here confirms that it is my long ago friend that only had a couple years to live the last time I saw him. I hope he is at peace now and among friends.

Darrell McDonald

I had, the honor, to serve, under him during 1968-1969, driving APC.. He was, my commander. He also, got me, my SP/4, rank. We drank together. We talked, about times, families, we shared everything, even our shirts. I was, with him, when he died. He died, a hero. If it, wasn't, for him, I wouldn't be alive, today. He saved me, from mines. He was on his second tour, of duty, in Vietnam, which made him an expert. I miss him, very much. Mac, of track, 28, of 3/4, cav., 2nd, platoon.
Tuesday, January 29, 2002


Always in my heart
Posted on 11/10/11 - by Barbara Lynne
I'm so proud of you and the sacrifices you made for our country and of those you served with. Thank you.

I will always remember the last time I saw you. I miss you still and am saddened that I didn't get to know you as a daughter should.

Love always.

Great Guy
Posted on 11/27/17 - by R zipprich
Miss you my friend.
my tank commander on call sign Charlie 28.
Posted on 11/1/16 - by Darrell J McDonald
My friend I miss the time we had together. You taught me how to survive in the jungle you picked me out of 5 others up to be your driver we build a good friend ship you talked about your daughter a lot and family at night that's what we had in common wish you were here. But you died fighting beside me. you are a hero and your daughter and family should be proud of the lives you saved .. miss you chip.
Posted on 5/30/16 - by Joyce (Burroughs) Myers
We were only penpals, but I thought he was so special. He told me how much he loved his daughter. He wrote such vivid letters about the war and I kept them for a long, long time until they were destroyed in a fire. I stopped hearing from him when I went to college. Found out later he tried to visit me at home, but my parents never told me. Wish I could have met him in person.
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