Vietnam War Casualites

Decatur County, Iowa

 

NAME
BRANCH of SERVICE
DATE/PLACE
INTERMENT
NEXT of KIN
BALDWIN,
SP4 John Frank

Lamoni IA
US Army Reserves, C. C, 228th ASLT SPT HELO BN, 11th AVN Grp., 1st Cav. Div.
aircraft maintenance, started Vietnam tour 21 May 1967
K.I.A. 13 Jan 1969m aged 19y
ground casualty, non-hostile action
Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam
Awarded Purple Heart, Nation Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal & Army Aircrew Badge; Army Commendation 2nd Award
body recovered; inter Rose Hill Cem. Lamoni IA  
GRAY,
Cpl. Newton Morgan Jr.

Leon IA
US Army Reserves, Co. A, 4th BN, 3rd Inf., 11th Inf. BDE
infantry direct fire crewman, started Vietnam tour 15 Jan 1968
K.I.A. 20 May 1968
age 21y
ground casulaty, hostile action
Quan Ngai Province, South Vietnam
Awarded Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Nation Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal & Combat Infantry Badge
promoted poshumously to Cpl.
body recovered; inter Rose Hill Cem. Lamoni IA  
KEELER,
Sgt. Bert Austin

Weldon IA
US Army Reserves, C TRP, 3rd Sqdn, 5th Cav., 9th Inf. Div.
infantryman, started Vietnam tour 07 Feb 1968
K.I.A. 30 Mar 1968
aged 20y
ground casualty, small arms hostility
Quan Tri Province, South Vietnam
Awarded Purple Heart, Nation Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal & Combat Infantry Badge
Posthumously promoted to Sgt.
body recovered; inter Green Bay Cem., Clarke Co. IA son of
Willard Wayne & Dorothy Louise (WALLACE) KEELER
LOCKWOOD,
SP4 John Larry

Garden Grove IA
US Army Reserves, 362nd Eng. Co., 588th Eng. BN, 79th Eng. Grp.
Heavy equipment operator
started tour of Vietnam 26 Apr 1966
K.I.A. 07 Feb 1967
aged 21y
ground casualty, Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam
Awarded Purple Heart, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal & Vietnam Service Medal
body recovered; inter Leon Cem.
Leon IA
 
SEARLES,
PFC Jeffrey Paul

Lamoni IA
US Army Reserves, Co. D, 3rd Bn, 8th Inf., 4th Inf. Div.
infantryman, started Vietnam tour 09 Nov 1969 [also noted as 19 Apr 1970]
K.I.A. 19 Apr 1970
aged 20y
ground casualty, hostile action
Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam
Awarded Purple Heart, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal & Combat Infantry Badge
body recovered; interment unknown  
SNETHEN,
PFC Robert Carl

Lamoni IA
US Army Reserves, Co. C, 1st Bn, 2nd Inf. 1st Inf. Div.
infantryman, started Vietnam tour 08 Dec 1968
K.I.A. 25 Jun 1969
age 20
ground casualty, hostile action
Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam
Awarded Purple Heart, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal & Combat Infantry Badge
body recovered; inter Rose Hill Cem. Lamoni IA son of Luther Jordan & Velma Valora (MOSS) SNETHEN

 

SOURCES:
virtualwall.org
archives/gov/aad; Vietnam Conflict Extract Data Files. Office of the Secretary of Defense. 29 Apr 2008.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2013
 
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