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Vietnam 173rd AB kia medal group

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

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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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