Horace Gilbert Giddens, Jr
Warrant Officer
C TRP, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Andalusia, Alabama
November 13, 1945 to February 02, 1968
HORACE G GIDDENS Jr is on the Wall at Panel 36E, Line 71

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18 Dec 2006

I knew Mr. Giddens. He was a fine man. He served in the best unit alongside of the best men this country has to offer.

From a fellow trooper,
Patrick M. Bieneman
pcbnamin@earthlink.net


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1/9 Cavalry's Operational Report for February 1968 doesn't specifically address the circumstances of Warrant Officer Giddens's death, but the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots' Association database contains the following recollection from another member of 1/9:
"Somewhere around the week of TET 68, they were flying a mission and received ground fire. A round came up through the Huey chin bubble and hit Giddens' kevlar chest protector and the shell casing veered off and went through his jugglers. The marines had an aide station at Dong Ha and the CO flew him there. I picked up their "receiving fire" call and escorted them back to the aide station. Jr. was DOA. I saw them carry his body out of the aide station, covered by a sheet, on a stretcher."

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