Summary

Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Second Lieutenant 2
Birth:
25 Oct 1942 2
New York, New York 2
Death:
17 Feb 1968 1
Thua Thien Province, Vietnam 3
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Full Name:
Richard Warren Pershing 2
Birth:
25 Oct 1942 2
New York, New York 3
Male 2
Death:
17 Feb 1968 1
Thua Thien Province, Vietnam 4
Cause: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds 1
Cause: Killed In Action 4
Age at Death: 25 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 17 Feb 1968 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Death:
17 Feb 1968 2
Cause: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds 2
Age at Death: 25 2
Body Recovered: Recovered 2
Casualty Date: 17 Feb 1968 2
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 2
Burial:
Burial Date: 1968 5
Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery 5
Residence:
Hometown: New York, NY 2
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Birth:
Father: Francis W. Pershing 6
Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 2
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Second Lieutenant 2
Service Start Date:
1967 3
Service End Date:
17 Feb 1968 3
Service Number:
O-5346479 3
Awards:
Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart 3
Battalion:
1st Bn 2
Company:
A Co 2
Enlistment Type:
Reserve 2
Grade:
O1 2
Major Command:
101st Abn Div 2
MOS:
71542: Infantry Unit Commander (Airborne Qualified) 3
Regiment:
502nd Infantry 2
Service:
Army 2
Tour Start Date:
15 Dec 1967 2
Unit:
Company "A", 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) 3
Years Served:
0 2
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Religion:
Protestant - No Denominational Preference 2
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 2
Education:
Institution: Yale University 3
Place: New Haven, Connecticut 3
From: 1960 3
To: 1964 3
Education:
Institution: Phillips Exeter Academy 3
Place: Exeter, New Hampshire 3
From: 1956 3
To: 1960 3
Battle Honors (Vietnam):
Tet Counteroffensive 1968: 30 January 1968 - 1 April 1968 7
Vietnam Counteroffensive, Phase III: 1 June 1967 - 29 January 1968 7
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 76 2
Panel: 39E 2
Military Awards:
Combat Infantryman Badge: December 1967 3
National Defense Service Medal: 1 January 1961 - 14 August 1974 3
Parachutist Wings, Basic: 1967 3
Purple Heart: 17 Feb 1968 3
RVN Campaign Service Medal: "1960-" device 3
RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation w/ Palm: 15 August 1968 - 14 May 1969 7
Vietnam Service Medal: 2 Battle Stars 3

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