Melvin Neal Rutherford
Company B 1/22 Infantry
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B40: Infantryman
Melvin Rutherford was
killed in action during an engagement with hostile forces
at grid reference BR599815, approximately 23 kilometers north/northwest of Vinh Thanh airfield.
The action with the enemy was known as the Battle of the Rock. It was the largest engagement
fought by 1st Battalion in 1970.
SGT Melvin Rutherford's decorations
Photo by Jim Bacorn, B 1/22 Infantry 1969-1970
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