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Last name: RIGDON
First name: WILLIAM FRANCIS
Home of Record (official): MANCHESTER
State (official): OH
Date of Birth: Thursday, December 11, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

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Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 283469131
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11E2T
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
A Troop 1st Squadron

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Start of Tour: Saturday, December 7, 1968
Date of Casualty: Sunday, July 6, 1969
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A2) Hostile, died of wounds
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 21W - Row 071

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WILLIAM FRANCES RIGDON JR

Manchester IOOF Cemetery
Manchester , Adams County , OH