RICHARD TARKINGTON

HHC 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 02/16/1967

 

 

Age: 21
Race: Negro
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Apr 30, 1945
From: OKMULGEE, OK
Religion: METHODIST
Marital Status: Single

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 91B20: Medical NCO
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jul 21, 1966
Casualty was on Feb 16, 1967
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered

Panel 15E - Line 51

Richard Tarkington was killed in a battle with NVA forces during Operation Sam Houston,
at grid reference YA598614, approximately 27 kilometers west/northwest of Plei Djereng airfield.

 

 

Newspaper article announcing the death of SP4 Richard Tarkington

Courtesy of David Olsen

 

 

 

 

Richard Tarkington's decorations

 

 

 

 

Burial:
Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Fort Gibson
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Sec. 10, Site 2878

 

Grave marker for Richard Tarkington

Photo by Lonnie Hoover from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Photo of Richard Tarkington by Roy Dixon

 

 

 

 

For a tribute to Richard Tarkington click on the following link:

Together We Served

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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