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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: THORSON
First name: ERNEST LEROY
Home of Record (official): MINNEAPOLIS
State (official): MN
Date of Birth: Wednesday, May 24, 1950
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: PFC
Serial Number: 469624811
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D10
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
C Troop 1st Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Sunday, March 1, 1970
Date of Casualty: Sunday, April 26, 1970
Age at time of loss: 19
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Artillery, rocket, mortar (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 11W - Row 054

--- Interment ---


Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Avenue South
, Hennepin County , MN 55450
Section P, 838