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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: LAFON
First name: VAL LYNDON
Home of Record (official): OGDEN
State (official): UT
Date of Birth: Saturday, August 14, 1926
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SSG
Serial Number: 56132600
Component: Regular
Posthumous promotion as indicated
Pay grade: E5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D40
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
D Company 1st Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Saturday, August 20, 1966
Date of Casualty: Saturday, January 11, 1969
Age at time of loss: 42
Casualty type: (C2) Non-hostile, died of illness/injury
Reason: Illness, disease (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Unknown/Not Reported
The Wall: Panel 35W - Row 073

--- Interment ---

VAL LYNDON LAFON

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego,
San Diego County, CA 92106
Section Q, Plot 990