Melvin Neal Rutherford

Company B 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/20/70

 

 

 

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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