Neuman, Ronald Melvin, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11B10, B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Service Years
1964 - 1966
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Private First Class


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Stowe, PA
Last Address
Stowe, PA

Casualty Date
Mar 25, 1966
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Other Cause
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Highland Memorial Park - Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06E 049/7 384 3

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2021, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1966, 11B10, B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  1966-1966, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 31, 2012, General Photos13
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

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HIT BY LIGHTNING WHILE ON PATROL VICINITY OF CU CHI BASE CAMP 25MAR1966

Ronald Neuman was with B Troop 3/4 Cav, 25th Inf Div, in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. When we all deployed to Vietnam and went to Cu Chi 25 miles NW of Saigon, in III Corps, Ron was the driver of an M-113 armored personnel carrier. Shortly after arriving in Vietnam at Cu Chi, the unit was establishing a perimeter and Ron was sent out to the wire on guard duty. A storm rolled in, so loud and violent we thought we were coming under attack. Lighting struck Ron as he was setting a claymore mine, in the head and the waist as he was doing this a puddle of water. A medic kept him alive for fifteen or twenty minutes, but he never had a chance.
For years Ron's cousin Sandy Miller was searching for anyone that might have known Ron. Then at a Vietnam Veterans of America convention one year she ran into Bobby Sawyers who was also on the same track with Ron. After Ron was killed Bobby became the new driver of the M-113 and he soon would run into his own awful moment - Bobby Sawyers drove over a 500-pound mine. The explosion blew off his legs. Sandy also served in the Military in the Navy and is also a member of VVA and this is how she finally met us that served with Ron in Hawaii and Vietnam. I was 50 yards away from Ron when this accident happend back in 1966.
Sandy Miller, Bobby Sawyer, and I have all talked as to what happened to Ron that terrible day. I have sent Sandy a VHS tape of the area we were in at Cu Chi so she could share with Ron's family where he was at and the location of the accident. This tape was made by another Vietnam Veteran from our Unit, M/Sgt Ivan Crandall, from 8 mm tape he took in Vietnam back in 1965-1966.
The family has found a lot of peace knowing what happened and where it happened and how it happened. Rest in Peace Ron - God Bless - We'll never forget you.
Roger A. McGill
34cav@sbcglobal.net
3 Jun 2003

jake dailey
Veterans Day 2008
Ron another Veterans Day has come and gone since we lost you. Just visiting to let you and others know you are not forgotten.
Nov 11, 2008


 
   
Comments/Citation

Sandy Miller
Rm2wave@aol.com
Cousin
Douglassville PA 19518
Ron "Gus" Neuman

I will forever remember you as the young soldier going off to some place called Vietnam. I was only 11 when you died, but your memory is fresh in my mind. Your little smile, your calming voice, your teasing nature, the way you were always clearing your throat, the way you and Barry would chase each other through the house, with Aunt Kate chasing the both of you...all memories...memories that I will not let be forgotten. You will always be my "big brother". You were then, and will forever be my Hero.
Jul 7, 2007

Lottie Schaller
Coloradobeaver7@aol.com
cousin
Colorado Springs CO USA
Although I was only 9 years old when you left us, I still remember your smiling face and laughter. Thru the years we have talked of you often. You remain in our hearts and in our prayers. We loved you then, we love you still..... Love,
your little cousin
Lottie
Jun 29, 2007

POSTED ON 3.25.2014

48 YEARS

48 years ago I lost my hero when you died in Vietnam. Though you are gone, you are forever in my heart, Gus.
 
   
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