Allan Stegall, Jr

Private First Class
Army of the United States
10 June 1943 - 15 March 1966
Atlanta, GA
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Allan Stegall, Jr

16 Sep 2003

My name is Dale Olson. I served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade from 1965-1966. Allan Stegall was killed in South Vietnam, March 15th 1966. I would like to contact his family if at all possible.

From a fellow Sky Soldier,
Dale Olson

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In mid-March 1966 the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, undertook a major search and destroy operation near Phuoc Vinh. On 14 March, C Company had a significant engagement with enemy forces, with four men killed in the action. On 15 March C Company had one man, PFC Allan Stegall, killed in action as A and B Companies moved to exploit the C Company contact. On 16 March, the entire battalion was engaged in a five hour battle, losing ten more men while inflicting far greater casualties on the engaged Viet Cong forces and forcing them to withdraw.

The men lost over the three day period were

  • 14 March 1966:
    • CPT Phil Tabb, Colquitt GA, C Co
    • SSG Earlie J. Butler, Jacksonville FL, C Co
    • SGT Billy R. Slade, Hope Mills NC, C Co
    • PFC Marvin Harper, St Louis MO, C Co
  • 15 March 1966:
    • PFC Allan Stegall, Atlanta GA, C Co
  • 16 March 1966:
    • SGT Marion C. Brown, Indianapolis IN, A Co
    • PFC Kenneth M. Knudson, Saco MT, A Co
    • CPL John H. Beauchamp, Princess Anne MD, B Co
    • SP4 Robert P. Gipson, Athens GA, B Co (DSC)
    • SP4 Charles A. Zionts, Cicero IL, B Co
    • PFC Charles A. Bell, Philadelphia PA, B Co (Silver Star)
    • PFC Charlie C. Walker, Ashburn GA, B Co
    • PFC Richard F. Smith, Rochester NY, C Co
    • PFC William O. Gossett, Phoenix AZ, HQ & HQ Co

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