Richard Elliott

Specialist Five
Army of the United States
19 August 1948 - 02 April 1970
Elmira, New York
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Richard Elliott

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

Army Parachutist

The database page for Richard Elliott

16 Jul 2002

"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
is never to have died."
(Thomas Campbell, circa 1888)

Placed by a cousin,
Pat Malone

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In late afternoon of 02 April 1970 Delta Company 4-3 Infantry was preparing its night defensive position about 8 kilometers east-southeast of the Minh Long airfield. At 1755 (5:55 pm) a large mine was detonated, killing 9 men - 7 US, 2 ARVN - and wounding a number of others. One US soldier died from his injuries, raising the toll to eight US soldiers:
  • 4th Bn, 3rd Infantry
    • 1LT Robert P. Kettering, Canton, OH, HQ Co
    • SGT Michael E. Borges, Fairfield, CA, D Co
    • CPL Donald E. Chambers, Kimbolton, OH, D Co
    • CPL Spencer A. Goethe, Chicago, IL, D Co
    • CPL Larry Graves, Carrollton, GA, D Co
    • CPL Dennis N. Pipkin, Cashmere, WA, D Co
    • PFC Ted R. Miller, Boyertown, PA, D Co

  • 635th MI Co, Americal Division
    • SP5 Richard Elliott, Elmira, NY

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a cousin,
Pat Malone

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 16 Jul 2002
Last updated 05/07/2008