LAURENCE CURTIS CAPLAN

Company C 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 05/29/1968

 

 

Age: 21
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth May 6, 1947
From: KANSAS CITY, MO
Religion: PROTESTANT
Marital Status: Single

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B40: Infantryman
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Aug 16, 1967
Casualty was on May 29, 1968
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered

Panel 63W - Line 3

 

Laurence Caplan was killed in action while on Operation Mathews, during an engagement
with hostile forces, at grid reference YB928268, approximately 6 kilometers northeast of Ben Het airfield.
He was listed as missing in action on May 29, 1968 and on June 5, 1968 his designation was changed to
killed in action. His family was notified of his death on June 5, 1968.

 

 

Laurence Caplan in Vietnam

Photo courtesy of Jerry Jolly by way of Fred Childs

 

Larry was originally in my squad. When he made E-5 he moved to another squad in my platoon.
He survived Chu Moor. Our platoon leader was Lt John Bobb. We were protecting a FireBase and bridge
west of Dak To when his squad went out on patrol on 5/29/68.

Fred Childs

 

 

 

SGT Laurence C. Caplan's decorations

 

Laurence is also eligible to receive the
Vietnam War Medallion from the State of Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a tribute to Laurence Caplan click on the following link: Together We Served website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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