Donald Edward Larue Jr., 1st Bde LRRP 1969, KIA Sep 16, 1971

Donald Edward Larue Jr.

larue2-crop-u4104

PFC – U.S. Army

C CO (RANGER), 75th INFANTRY, 1st AVIATION BDE
4th Infantry Division – 1st Bde LRRP
10 August 1949 – 16 September 1971
Hempstead, New York
Panel 2W,  Line 17

MILITARY DATA

Service:               Army (Regular)

Grade at loss:   E3

Rank:                     Private First Class

ID Number:          132404250

MOS:                       11B1P: Infantryman (Airborne Qual)

Len Svc:               more than 3 years

Unit:                     C CO, 75TH INFANTRY, 1ST AVIATION BDE

CASUALTY DATA

Start Tour:         03/23/1971 (second tour, after serving 1969 with LRRPs)

Cas Date:             09/16/1971

Age at Loss:       22

Remains:               Body recovered

Location:             Ninh Thuan Province, South Vietnam

Type:                     Non-hostile, died of illness or injury

Link to Remembrances:

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/29756/DONALD-E-LARUE-JR

https://www.thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=29687

* * *

From Never Forgotten by Mike Lapolla (4thdivrangers.com)

Died of a ground injury Sept. 16, 1971 Don was a member of the 1st Bde. LRRP’s during 1969. He completed his tour of duty and later re-enlisted and went back to Vietnam into the 1st AVN BDE. While he was in the 1st Bde LRRP’s He pulled many missions, several on my team. He was a quiet person and well liked by all that met or served with him. He will be missed by all that knew him but not forgotten. He was one true LRRP.

Leave a comment