K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

hosted by Bob Hersey

 

Richard B. Garrett

RICHARD B. GARRETT

SFC - E7 - Army - Regular
11D40
11th Armored Cavalry
29 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Apr 22, 1939
From DES MOINES, IOWA
Length of service 12 years.
His tour of duty began on Sep 14, 1968
Casualty was on Feb 07, 1969
in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
Religion
BAPTIST
Remains Interred
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3601 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 265-0873

Panel 33W - - Line 78

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Bill Blanton remembers Richard B. Garrett

January 25, 2014
"I Was There"
Posted By: Bill Blanton
e-Mail: bblanton28@aol.com

Relationship: Friend/ Buddy

Remembrance:

I was with SSGT Garrett, Carr and McClean when the explosions took place ....He had just ask me to give the radio to Medic Gary Coats and then the four of us continued in


Tysa Ann Garrett remembers Richard B. Garrett

September 27, 2006
"My Grandpa"
Posted By: Tysa Ann Garrett
e-Mail: tapfunk@yahoo.com
Relationship: Granddaughter

Remembrance:

Sgt. Garrett was my grandpa, he died before I was born but I've heard great things about him. May he rest in peace.


A. Byrd Stilwell remembers Richard B. Garrett

June 2, 2004
"A Compassionate Hero"
Posted By: Kenron Ritchie
e-Mail: byrdnliz@charter.net
Relationship: Comrade in arms

Remembrance:

I had moved up from 3d Plt Ldr to Sqdn S-2. When possible we responded to any hostilities in our Hqs vicinity.  Sgt Garrett's men had trapped some VC in the tunnels. We went to offer what assistance we could. While he was trying,through an interpreter,to coax the enemy to surrender, the VC surfaced in another hole and tossed a grenade. We arrived shortly thereafter. Sgt Garrett was the type leader the Army needs for a model.


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