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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: EAST
First name: MELVIN DOUGLAS
Home of Record (official): COLFAX
State (official): WA
Date of Birth: Saturday, February 7, 1948
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: PFC
Serial Number: 19815496
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 05B20
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
C Troop 1st Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Friday, March 31, 1967
Date of Casualty: Saturday, October 14, 1967
Age at time of loss: 19
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Artillery, rocket, mortar (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Phuoc Tuy
The Wall: Panel 27E - Row 108

--- Interment ---

MELVIN DOUGLAS EAST

Florence National Cemetery
803 East National Cemetery Road
Florence, Florence County, SC 29501
(843) 669-8783
Section A, Plot 326-A