Summary

Dale R. Buis is the first name inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Major Buis died on July 8, 1959, when Vietnamese terrorists attacked a military base in Bien Hoa. Buis and five other men were watching a movie when, at intermission, assassins attacked and killed Major Buis and Sergeant Chester Ovnand.

Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Major 2
Birth:
29 Aug 1921 2
Death:
08 Jul 1959 2
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Full Name:
Dale Richard Buis 2
Birth:
29 Aug 1921 2
Male 2
Death:
08 Jul 1959 2
Cause: Gun, Small Arms Fire 2
Age at Death: 37 2
Body Recovered: Recovered 2
Casualty Date: 08 Jul 1959 2
Casualty Type: Non-Hostile, Died of Other Causes 2
Residence:
Hometown: Pender, NV 2
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Marriage:
Virginia L. Buis 3
Marital Status: Married 2
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Major 2
Enlistment Type:
Regular 2
Grade:
O4 2
Service:
Army 2
Unit:
MAAG-VIETNAM 2
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Religion:
Presbyterian 2
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 2
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 1 2
Panel: 01E 2
Rank:
Major, US Army 3

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