MELVIN LIPSCOMB

Company A 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 03/14/1967

 

 

Army - SP4 - E4

Age: 21
Race: Negro
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Aug 9, 1945
From: COLLEGE PARK, GA
Religion: BAPTIST
Marital Status: Single

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jul 21, 1966
Casualty was on Mar 14, 1967
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered

Panel 16E - Line 80

 

Melvin Lipscomb was killed in a battle with NVA forces during Operation Sam Houston,
at grid reference YA600587, approximately 26 kilometers west of Plei Djereng airfield.

 


 

 

 

SP4 Melvin Lipscomb's decorations

 

 

SP4 Melvin Lipscomb was awarded the Silver Star Medal for valor
during the action in which he lost his life.

 

Melvin's friend, and Squad Leader of 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, A 1/22 Infantry was SGT Rich Lobus.
Melvin was the assistant Squad Leader for the Squad, and took over the Squad when Rich went on R&R.
Rich remembers Melvin as " a gentle person and a good man."

 

 

Members of Company A 1/22 Infantry in Vietnam
From left, Danny Boggs (just barely in the picture), Mike Maschinot, Don Fiscus, Melvin Lipscomb, Jim Gulick

Photo courtesy of Don Fiscus

 

 

Top photo of Melvin Lipscomb during Basic Training

Photo courtesy of Manuel Cazares Company A 1/22 Infantry 1966-67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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