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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: SYKES
First name: DON RICHARD
Home of Record (official): DURHAM
State (official): NC
Date of Birth: Saturday, May 31, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SGT
Serial Number: 241726450
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D40
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
E Troop 2nd Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Thursday, June 19, 1969
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, August 12, 1969
Age at time of loss: 22
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel 19W - Row 025

--- Interment ---

DON RICHARD SYKES

Arlington  National Cemetery
Memorial Drive
Arlington, Arlington County, VA 22211
Section 53, Plot 550