RICHARD V IVES

Company C 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

08/08/1966

 

 

 

SP4 Richard V. Ives was the first Soldier of 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry to die in Vietnam

 

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jul 21, 1966
Casualty was on Aug 8, 1966
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE
Body was recovered

Panel 09E - Line 113
Army - SP4 - E4
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Age: 20
Race: Negro
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Jan 13, 1946
From: JAMESBURG, NJ
Religion: BAPTIST
Marital Status: Single

 

Richard Ives died when accidentally shot by another Soldier who was cleaning his pistol
after they had returned to their tent from perimeter guard duty. His death occurred at
grid reference AR796346, at Camp Enari, approximately 13 kilometers south of Pleiku City.

 

 

 

SP4 Richard Ives' decorations

 

Richard is also eligible to receive
the Distinguished Service Medal
and Vietnam Service Medal
from the State of New Jersey

 

 

Richard Ives 1961

 

 

 

Richard is buried at Fernwood Cemetery, Jamesburg, NJ

 

 

Grave marker for Richard V. Ives

 

 

 

 

Richard Ives' name is engraved on the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 

Photo from the DistantCousin.com website

 

 

 

 

 

Top photo of Richard Ives courtesy of Lynn Duane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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