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Vietnam 173rd AB kia medal group

Started by scottplen , Apr 10 2007 08:10 AM

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#1 scottplen

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:10 AM

Here my early airborne KIA vietnam
Eidson was a korean war vet
dates of service
8-24 1950-to 8-23-1953(korean war service)187th ab
1-24-1954 to 5-19-1955
5-20-1955 to 2-24 1961
2-25 to November 8 1965

Eidson was original member of 173rd ab ativated on okinawa 1963
CO A 2nd battlion 173rd Airborne
began tour in vietnam 6-20-1965
Killed in war zone D nov 8 1965 in fierce fighting with multibattlion vietcong force

he was born 6-13-1933

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 09:32 AM

heres a poor photo of eidson

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:56 AM

here pic of his marker in jefferson memorial gardens birmingham al. got it threw
www.findagrave.com people will try to get them for you ! i used it a few times!

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:04 PM

Nice 173rd group.I believe today is the annivesary of the combat jump done by the 173rd in VietNam.A good friend of mine was on the jump with the 319th FA.It is a special day for him,he made his combat jump on his 21st birthday as a young 2nd Lt.,Happy Birthday Tom Dorsey!!!

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:33 PM

2nd Battalion of the 503rd Infantry of the 173rd ABN BDE, I assume.

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#6 scottplen

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:22 AM

2nd Battalion of the 503rd Infantry of the 173rd ABN BDE, I assume.

hello yes eidson was 503rd

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 06:11 PM

hello yes eidson was 503rd


Beautiful grouping !!

I have a nice 503rd PIR WWII posthumous medal grouping for the drop on Corregidor.

This is a great Vietnam medal grouping !!

Thanks for showing us !!

Vic

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