1st Battalion Killed in Action

 

B Company

 

 

 

The names are arranged chronologically.

Click on an underlined name to go to that soldier's personal page.

A star ( * ) in front of a name indicates there is a photo of that Soldier.

Pre-WWII listings include rank

WWII listings include rank and hometown (or home county)

Panel numbers on the right indicate that Soldier's location
on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

Abbreviations:

KIA = Killed in Action
DOD = Died of Disease ( a phrase used to describe any non-battle death,
used in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century)
DOI = Died of Injuries
DOW = Died of Wounds
FOD = Finding of Death ( missing, declared dead)
MIA = Missing In Action

 

 

 

 

Indian Wars

 

1867

 

Chrispin D. Giles.....09/11/67 - Private - KIA

David H. Conger.....11/28/67 - Private - DOD

 

1869

 

James M. Coffman.....10/04/69 - Private - DOD

 

1871

 

Francis Frazer.....08/11/71 - Private - DOD

Charles Berlinn.....08/25/71 - Private - DOD

 

1872

 

Peter Kinney.....10/19/72 - Sergeant - DOD

 

1874

 

William Keogh.....02/25/74 - Private - DOD

 

1877

 

Edward Kennedy.....09/19/77 - Private - DOD

 

1882

 

Rudolph Weber.....05/27/82 - Private - DOD

 

1892

 

Calvin R. Darnall.....05/06/92 - Private - DOD

 

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War With Spain

 

1898

 

Michael Gibney.....07/01/98 - Private - KIA

Michael Werner.....07/02/98 - Private - DOW

 

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Philippine Insurrection & Moro Wars

 

1899

 

John Snider.....01/27/99 - Private- DOD

George E. Stewart.....03/13/99 - Private - KIA

John M. McCall.....09/06/99 - Private - DOD

John H. Kelly.....12/20/99 - Private - KIA

 

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1900

 

Mathew McNulty.....01/05/00 - Private - DOD

Frank Stastney.....01/06/00 - Private - DOD

Robert Gray.....02/03/00 - Private

Alvin G. Baker.....04/23/00 - Private - DOD

James McNerney.....05/15/00 - Private - DOD

Charles Miller.....06/02/00 - Private - DOD

Charles G. Peters.....06/10/00 - Private - DOD

Edwin C. Dady.....07/13/00 - Private - DOD

 

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1901

 

Michael J. Hurley.....02/17/01 - Private - DOD

Dennis F. Leary.....08/27/01 - Private - DOD

 

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1904

 

Harry Parshall.....04/08/04 - 2nd Lieutenant - DOD

 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

1905

 

Elick Howell.....05/03/05 - Private - DOW

 

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Mexican Border Service

 

1911

 

George Shaab.....08/28/11 - First Sergeant - DOD

 

1912

 

Walter H. Frady.....05/18/12 - Private - DOD

Charles W. Abel.....10/02/12 - Private - DOD

 

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World War II

 

1944

 

* Lee Gay.....06/08/44 - Private First Class - Acadia, Louisiana - KIA

Lee H. Lovvorn.....06/08/44 - Private First Class - Alabama - KIA

* Thomas P. LaBelle.....06/10/44 - Private First Class - Worchester, Massachusetts - KIA

Elmer Calloway.....06/11/44 - Private - Mobile, Alabama - KIA

James J. Haskins.....06/11/44 - Private - Onondaga, New York - DOW

Thomas E. Taylor.....06/11/44 - Private First Class - Warren, Tennessee - KIA

Wilbert D. Murphy Jr......06/12/44 - Private - Pennsylvania - KIA

Buford W. Edenfield.....06/14/44 - Private First Class - Calhoun, Florida - KIA

* Arthur S. Thomson.....06/14/44 - Technician Grade 5 - New York - KIA

James M. Murphy.....06/15/44 - Private First Class - Kenton, Kentucky - KIA

Benjamin F. Sauter Jr......06/18/44 - Private First Class - Jefferson, Kentucky - DOW

Floyd R. West.....06/20/44 - Private - Marion, Indiana - KIA

* David S. Dickerson.....06/21/44 - Sergeant - Sumner, Tennessee - KIA

John J. Halloran Jr......06/21/44 - Private First Class - Middlesex, Massachusetts - KIA

Pasco Melvin.....06/21/44 - Private - Okaloosa, Florida - KIA

Earnest W. Gordon.....06/24/44 - Private First Class - Jones, Georgia - DOW

* John W. Lewis.....06/24/44 - Technical Sergeant - New York - DOW

* Frank P. Marchica.....06/24/44 - Private First Class - Kings, New York - DOW

Frank P. Koontz.....06/25/44 - Private First Class - Huntington, Indiana -KIA

Herman B. Busick.....06/26/44 - Private - Rockingham, North Carolina - KIA

* Stanley Ferenc.....06/26/44 - Private First Class - Mercer, New Jersey - DOW

Ohmer S. Strawser.....06/26/44 - Private First Class - Montgomery, Ohio - KIA

* Edward G. Morris.....06/27/44 - Private - Albany, New York - KIA

* Joseph E. Corder.....06/29/44 - Private First Class - Muskingum, Ohio - DOW

Steven Husovich.....06/29/44 - Sergeant - Luzerne, Pennsylvania - KIA

* Raymond R. Rice.....06/29/44 - Sergeant - Edwards, Illinois - KIA

George A. Demos.....07/08/44 - Private - Illinois - KIA

Edward J. Leahy.....07/08/44 - Technical Sergeant - Middlesex, Massachusetts - KIA

Glenis Davis.....07/09/44 - Private - Lincoln, West Virginia - KIA

Robert T. Diaz.....07/09/44 - Technical Sergeant - Queens, New York - KIA

Harold B. McCormick.....07/09/44 - Sergeant - McLean, Illinois - KIA

Clifford D. Mummert.....07/09/44 - Private - Cherokee, Kansas - KIA

* Willard V. Ofsthun.....07/09/44 - 2nd Lieutenant - Richland, North Dakota - KIA

Clifford W. Griffing.....07/10/44 - Private First Class - Oswego, New York - KIA

* James L. Brown.....07/11/44 - Private - Nash, North Carolina - KIA

Relmond C. Amsbaugh.....07/12/44 - Private - Walsh, North Dakota - KIA

Vernon D. Martin.....07/12/44 - Private First Class - Missouri - KIA

* Thomas E. McDonald.....07/12/44 - Staff Sergeant - Washington, D.C. - KIA

* Theodore Bulat.....07/26/44 - Private First Class - Oneida, New York - KIA

Ralph M. Mattio.....07/29/44 - Sergeant - Pennsylvania - DOW

Joe C. Smith.....07/29/44 - Sergeant - Fulton, Georgia - KIA

Samuel J. Von Cannon.....07/29/44 - Private First Class - Guilford, North Carolina - KIA

Thomas M. Woodward.....07/29/44 - Private - Pike, Missouri - KIA

Raymond L. Kinder.....07/31/44 - Private - Shawnee, Kansas - DOW

Clyde Willis.....07/31/44 - Private First Class - Mitchell, North Carolina KIA

* John W. McDougal.....08/01/44 - 2nd Lieutenant - Georgia - DOW

Michael J. Frye.....08/02/44 - Private First Class - Wisconsin - KIA

Joe C. Mitchell.....08/08/44 - Private First Class - San Juan, New Mexico - DOW

* Eugene A. Raymond.....09/14/44 - 1st Lieutenant - New York, New York - KIA

Bobby J. Cozort.....09/15/44 - Private - Red River, Texas - DOW

* Will V. Dodds.....09/16/44 - Staff Sergeant - Prentiss, Mississippi - DOW

* Carl J. Gajewski.....09/16/44 - Private - Montgomery, Pennsylvania - DOW

* Paul R. Johnson.....09/16/44 - Sergeant - Franklin, Tennessee - MIA

* Kenneth P. Caldwell.....09/17/44 - Private - Marion, Illinois - DOW

Paul F. Grimsley.....09/17/44 - Private - Siskiyou, California - KIA

Gilbert I. Martinez.....09/17/44 - Private First Class - Rio Grande, Colorado - DOW

James M. Karnes.....10/02/44 - Private - Harris, Texas - KIA

Fred D. Coleman.....10/07/44 - Technical Sergeant - Polk, Tennessee - KIA

Robert A. Pennington.....10/07/44 - 2nd Lieutenant - Smyth, Virginia - KIA

George Sovich.....11/16/44 - Private - Marshall, West Virginia - KIA

* Dan L. McClellan.....11/17/44 - Private First Class - Ware, Georgia - KIA

* John W. Vanasse.....11/17/44 - Private First Class - New York, New York - KIA

William C. Kemp.....11/18/44 - Private First Class - Madison, Ohio - KIA

Clarence J. Bond.....11/20/44 - Private - Wayne, Michigan - KIA

* John M. Fontenot.....11/20/44 - Private First Class - St Landry, Louisiana - KIA

John Buzila.....11/24/44 - Technical Sergeant - Allegheny, Pennsylvania - KIA

* Leonard S. Winiatowski.....11/24/44 - Staff Sergeant - Niagara, New York - KIA

Charles E. Edwards.....11/27/44 - Private First Class - Tupelo, Mississippi - KIA

* William E. Edmonds.....11/27/44 - Private First Class - Perry, Illinois - KIA

James J. Fleming.....11/27/44 - Private First Class - Montgomery, Ohio - KIA

Vernon Ivey.....11/27/44 - Private First Class - Campbell, Tennessee - KIA

Clydie B. Porter.....11/27/44 - Private First Class - Todd, Kentucky - KIA

Joseph P. Skrepenak.....11/27/44 - Private First Class - Luzerne, Pennsylvania - KIA

Kenneth D. Farris.....11/28/44 - Private - Collingsworth, Texas - MIA/FOD

Edward J. Gaines.....11/28/44 - Private - Middlesex, Massachusetts - KIA

Melvin A. Geiger.....11/28/44 - Private - Berks, Pennsylvania - KIA

Arthur L. Kruse.....11/28/44 - Private - McCook, South Dakota - KIA

Orby L. Long.....11/28/44 - Private - Columbus, North Carolina - KIA

* Andrew T. Loya.....11/28/44 - Private - Schenectady, New York - KIA

John J. Lynch Jr......11/28/44 - Private - New Haven, Connecticut - KIA

Vincent J. Moran.....11/28/44 - Private - San Francisco,California - KIA

Harry C. Love.....12/01/44 - Private First Class - Allegheny, Pennsylvania - DOW

Harry E. Guthrie Jr......12/02/44 - Private First Class - Cook, Illinois - KIA

William G. Hall.....12/02/44 - Private - Pike, Pennsylvania - KIA

* Frank W. Anderson.....12/03/44 - Private - Prince William, Virginia - KIA

Francis Archambeault.....12/03/44 - Private - New Hampshire - MIA/FOD

John E. Bailey.....12/03/44 - Private - Norfolk, Virginia - KIA

Andrew L. Bianco.....12/03/44 - Private - Kings, New York - KIA

* Joseph J. Czempkawski.....12/03/44 - Staff Sergeant - Camden, New Jersey - DOW

Francis H. Ellingwood.....12/03/44 - Private - Franklin, Maine - KIA

Burgess H. Hadley.....12/03/44 - Staff Sergeant - Tulare, California - KIA

John Hartung Jr......12/03/44 - Staff Sergeant - Cook, Illinois - KIA

Richard C. Kofoed.....12/03/44 - Private First Class - Cook, Illinois - KIA

Samuel J. Leyman.....12/03/44 - Private - Camden, New Jersey - KIA

Melvin C. Brunson.....12/05/44 - Private - Grant Parish, Louisiana - DOW

John H. Dunlap.....12/06/44 - Private - Floyd, Indiana - DOW

Paul E. Riley.....12/26/44 - Staff Sergeant - Marion, Ohio - KIA

Robert E. L. McDonald.....date unknown - Private - Bay County, Florida - DOI

 

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1945

 

Clarence J. Baker.....01/05/45 - Private - Logan, North Dakota - DOW

* James M. Mueller.....02/04/45 - Sergeant - Martin, Minnesota - KIA

Oliver M. Anthony.....02/06/45 - Private First Class - Columbus, Georgia - KIA

John F. Cougnet.....02/06/45 - Private First Class - Baltimore, Maryland - KIA

Thomas F. Dyess Jr......02/06/45 - Staff Sergeant - Pike, Mississippi - KIA

Herman W. Galick.....02/06/45 - Private First Class - Franklin, Texas - DOW

Anthony J. Saile.....02/06/45 - Private First Class - Westchester, New York - KIA

David T. Wood.....02/06/45 - Private First Class - Wetumpka, Alabama - KIA

Ralph W. Rivers.....02/07/45 - Private - Fairfield, Connecticut - KIA

Oscar Messinger.....02/08/45 - Private First Class - Lincoln, West Virginia - KIA

Derice O. Jones.....02/09/45 - Private First Class - Greene, Tennessee - KIA

* George Leshnak.....02/09/45 - Sergeant - Fayette, Pennsylvania - KIA

Willie D. Creech.....02/10/45 - Private First Class - Geneva, Alabama - KIA

Roscoe Mobley.....02/11/45 - Private First Class - Coffee, Georgia - DOW

George H. Barkley.....02/12/45 - Staff Sergeant - Geneseo, New York - KIA

Daniel J. Roma.....02/12/45 - Private - Fairfield, Connecticut - KIA

Robert J. Ryan.....02/12/45 - Private - Brooklyn, New York - KIA

Donn W. Overton.....02/13/45 - 2nd Lieutenant - Baltimore City, Maryland - KIA

* Joseph Plegge Jr......02/13/45 - Sergeant - Columbiana, Ohio - KIA

* Stanley J. Porambo.....02/13/45 - Private First Class - Carbon, Pennsylvania - KIA

Howard W. Thompson.....02/21/45 - Private - Austin, Pennsylvania - KIA

Emil L. Adler.....03/02/45 - Private First Class - Omaha, Nebraska - KIA

* Loval E. Ayers.....03/02/45 - Staff Sergeant - Overton, Tennessee - KIA

* Emmett W. Burgess.....03/02/45 - Private First Class - Wayne, Michigan - DOW

Ward S. Hewitt.....03/02/45 - Private First Class - Erie, New York - KIA

Virgil S. Throne.....03/02/45 - Private First Class - Erskine, Minnesota - DOW

Robert H. Wessmann Jr......03/02/45 - 2nd Lieutenant - Washington, New York - KIA

Harry T. Freeman.....03/17/45 - Private - Harrison, West Virginia - DOW

Arthur F. Figueroa.....04/03/45 - Private First Class - San Diego, California - DOW

John L. Haller.....04/03/45 - Private - Crittenden, Indiana - KIA

Floyd M. Haye.....04/11/45 - Staff Sergeant - Osceola, Florida - KIA

Tony Ullo.....04/15/45 - Private First Class - Las Animas, Colorado - DOW

Henry P. Pelszynski.....04/19/45 - Private First Class - Richmond, New York - KIA

 

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Republic of Vietnam

 

1966

 

* David Mendez.....11/20/66 - Panel 12E Line 96

 

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1967

 

* James Ray Hubbard.....02/27/67 - Panel 15E Line 105

* Francisco Sandoval Marin.....06/22/67 - Panel 22E Line 44

* Percy Julian.....09/02/67 - Panel 25E Line 89

* Johnnie Ray McMurray.....10/07/67 - Panel 27E Line 66

 

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1968

 

* Virgil Ray Rice.....01/17/68 - Panel 39E Line 64

* Donald Gene Hicks.....02/23/68 - Panel 40E Line 74

* Seeber J Kelly.....04/30/68 - Panel 53E Line 16

Robert L Williams.....04/30/68

* Martin Rowland Maness.....06/01/68 - Panel 61W Line 4

* Lamar Hubbard.....09/14/68 - Panel 44W Line 57

* Donnie Edward Watson.....09/23/68 - Panel 42W Line 2

* Timothy Patrick Weaver.....10/10/68 - Panel 41W Line 44

* Gary Maurice O'Keefe.....12/05/68 - Panel 37W Line 47

 

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1969

 

* Albert Allen Beauchamp.....03/16/69 - Panel 29W Line 51

* Steven Duane Paxson.....05/22/69 - Panel 24W Line 78

* Snuffy Kenneth Lavelle Smith.....05/22/69 - Panel 24W Line 79

* Gary Lee Clark.....06/24/69 - Panel 21W Line 6

* Lavon Neil Prather.....06/24/69 - Panel 21W Line 9

* Richard Daniel Roberts.....06/24/69 - Panel 21W Line 9

* Woodrow N Trissell.....06/24/69 - Panel 21W Line 10

* Dean Charles Wilson.....06/24/69 - Panel 21W Line 11

* George John Pascale.....07/14/69 - Panel 21W Line 119

* Leslie Reynolds Jr.....07/17/69 - Panel 20W Line 12

* Roger Dale Lawson.....07/18/69 - Panel 20W Line 15

 

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1970

 

* Robert Dean Frost.....02/22/70 - Panel 13W Line 44

* Richard Dennis "Buck" Ator.....03/05/70--(died as MACV Advisor) - Panel 13W Line 84

* David Gray Prentice.....06/14/70 - Panel 09W Line 54

* Melvin Neal Rutherford.....06/20/70 - Panel 09W Line 74

* John Anthony Martinez.....06/25/70 - Panel 09W Line 91

 

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1971

 

* Paul Richard Withrow.....07/06/71 - Panel 03W Line 103

 

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Iraq

(Operation Iraqi Freedom)

 

2003

 

* James E. Powell....10/12/03

* Ervin Dervishi....01/24/04

 

2004

* Elvis Bourdon....09/06/04--(Died with 1-9 Cav)

 

2006

 

* Sean D. Tharp....03/28/06

* Ronald W. Gebur....05/13/06

* Bobby R. West .... 05/30/06

* Johnny K. Craver .... 10/13/2006

* Kevin J. Ellenburg .... 11/01/06

 

 


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