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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: DEERING
First name: GALE EDWARD
Home of Record (official): GRAND RAPIDS
State (official): MI
Date of Birth: Sunday, August 12, 1945
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SSG
Serial Number: 16877964
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E6
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D40
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
F Troop 2nd Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Wednesday, December 6, 1967
Date of Casualty: Monday, August 19, 1968
Age at time of loss: 23
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel 48W - Row 053

--- Interment ---

GALE EDWARD DEERING

Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Garfield Avenue NW
Grand Rapids , Kent County, MI 49504
(616) 453-1636