Roy Christopher Olgyay, K/75 Ranger, KIA Sep 19, 1970

Roy Christopher Olgyay

SP/4 – U.S. Army
Company K (Ranger), 75th Infantry, 4th Inf Division
8 April 1952 – 19 September 1970
New York City, New York
Panel 7W – Line 74

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Service:               Army (Regular)

Grade at loss:   E4

Rank:                     Specialist Four

ID Number:           138401225

MOS:                       11B2P: Infantryman (Airborne Qual)

Len Svc:               1 year

Unit:                     4 INF DIV, CO K (RANGER), K/75 INFANTRY


Start Tour:         05/25/1970

Cas Date:            09/19/1970

Age at Loss:       18

Remains:               Body recovered

Location:             Qui Nhon, Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam

Type:                     Hostile, died outright, ground casualty

Reason:                 Gun, small arms fire (booby trap)


Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Vietnam Service

Medal with one service star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense



SP/4 Olgyvay is the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Olgyvay of St. Philippe 12551,

Paris 8, France

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The last two men who were killed on the same day Olgyay & Miller were Team Members on a mission to recon an abandoned firebase. The area was booby trapped and when they were attacked they took cover in a bunker that had a tripwire with explosives at the end. These men were killed immediately, and a third member was blind from the blast.

I knew all three very well, happened only 9 days before I left for home.

Joy   Olgyay   –   sister   –

Almost every day I and your mother think about you and the person you would have become.

Pax vobiscum.

May 24, 2013

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