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Last name: COSSEY
First name: RICKY FAY
Home of Record (official): CADIZ
State (official): KY
Date of Birth: Saturday, August 2, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 53908684
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 13A1D
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Howitzer Battery 1st Squadron

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Start of Tour: Monday, January 15, 1968
Date of Casualty: Wednesday, December 18, 1968
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Artillery, rocket, mortar (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Bien Hoa
The Wall: Panel 36W - Row 039

--- Interment ---

RICKY FAY COSSEY

Elm Grove Cemetery
Highway 94E
Murray, Calloway County, KY 42071