Stephen Edward Warren
Specialist Four
RECON PLT, E CO, 5TH BN, 46TH INFANTRY, AMERICAL DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Rochester, New York
August 02, 1950 to February 01, 1971
STEPHEN E WARREN is on the Wall at Panel W5, Line 72

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The 1st and 5th Battalions of the 46th Infantry were ORGANIC/ASSIGNED to the 23rd Infantry Division but ATTACHED/OPCON to the 196th and 198th Brigades, respectively, during the period 15 February 1969 to 1 November 1971, therefore, the brigade shoulder patches do not show in medals box above. For most of the time the 46th Infantry was in Vietnam, 1st Battalion was OPCON to 196th and 5th Battalion was OPCON to 198th. Read 46th Infantry Vietnam assignment history here.

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The 23rd Infantry Division continued to conduct combat operations throughout the Division Tactical Area of Interest during the period 1 Novemer 1970 to 30 April 1971, with enemy contact ranging from light to heavy in Operation MIDDLESEX PEAK and from light to moderate throughout the remainder of the Division's area of operation (AO). Operations IRON MOUNTAIN, FREDERICK HILL, GENEVA PARK, PENNSYLVANIA SQUARE, and NANTUCKET BEACH were terminated effective 010600 March 1971.

On 1 February, the enemy launced the first phase of the V-22 Campaign throughout the province. The primary targerts during this phase were Regional Force (RF) and Popular Force (PF) outposts in Thang Binh and Ly Tin Districts. The majority of attacks occurred on the morning of the 1st and the remainder during the rest of the week.

Specifically, on 1 February at grid coordinates BT 452 039, an unseen enemy force fired an unknown amount of B-40 rockets and conducted a sapper attack against Hill 76 manned by Recon Platoon, E Company, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry and Ly Tin PF resulting in 5 Vietcong killed in action (KIA), 5 U.S. KIA, 8 U.S. wounded in action (WIA), 6 PF WIA, and 1 Vitenam Civilian WIA.


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E Company, 5/46th Infantry, lost five men to enemy artillery/mortar fire on 01 Feb 1971:

Stephen E. Warren attended West High School, Rochester, New York. At the time of his death, he was survived by his parents.

As a result of his efforts that day, Stephen was awarded a Silver Star. He was also awarded 2 Bronze Stars for Meritorious Service and Achievement and at some point in his service, he was also awarded an Army Commendation medal. Next below are the Silver Star orders and Certificate for a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.


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SP4 STEPHEN EDWARD WARREN

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SP4 STEPHEN EDWARD WARREN


According to a local area newspaper obituary, Marilyn J. (Wands) Warren, passed away on April 5, 2012, at the age of 86. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward G. Warren; her son, Stephen E. Warren and her brother, Donald W. Wands. She was survived by sons, William H. Warren, Thomas D. Warren & David R. Warren; grandchildren, Samantha and Joshua & Shaun; sister, Olive W. Stout; brother, Richard L. Wands; many nieces & nephews.

Her funeral services and interment were in White Haven Memorial Park, Perinton, New York. Stephen Warren was buried 11 February 1971 and his parents were buried along with him. His location is Section L, Lot 252, grave #1.


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The update to this memorial page was the result of documentation obtained from the National Archives by Roger Marsh. After an exchange of emails and Roger learned of an obituary for Stephen's mother was found, Roger wrote: "About 22 years ago, I bought a Silver Star Medal with SP4 Warren's name etched on the back. I kept it in storage."

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SP4 STEPHEN EDWARD WARREN

"A few years ago, I started looking for the owner so I could return it to him or the family. I have been unable to find a surviving family member. Can I get that obituary so I can again try and find somebody in the family who I could return this Silver Star Medal to who would honor the sacrifice of this young man?"

We provided the information to Roger, who found a brother, David. David was surprised that Roger had the medal, because he had all of Stephen's medals. David could only think it was a duplicate made in error and sent to surplus, rather than destroy it. He also noted, "it's interesting that they didn't think to obscure the engraved name before they released it to surplus to head off someone acquiring it, then thinking they need to "return" it to the family."

David offered to accept the medal, but that it was not necessary as he had the Silver Star presented to the family.




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