Samuel T McDowell, Jr

Second Lieutenant
Army of the United States
13 August 1943 - 09 February 1968
Clemson, South Carolina
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Samuel T McDowell, Jr

27 Mar 2007

I knew Sam McDowell in college at Clemson Universty. We were in ROTC together and we graduated in 1965. His father was Colonel Samuel T. McDowell, Sr. Sam died at Boa An Dong in Quang Nam Province on 09 Feb 1968 in a major engagement of the 1st Bn, 4th Infantry.

From a college classmate,
William Bellinger
E-mail address is not available.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 09 Feb 1968 the 1st Bn, 14th Infantry had a major engagement at Boa An Dong in Quang Nam Province, losing 14 men. Although a number of the dead were not immediately recovered, in time all were found and brought home for burial. The 14 men were
  • A Company:
  • B Company:
    • 2LT Samuel T. McDowell, Clemson, SC
    • SSG James R. Anderson, Scranton, KS
    • SGT Jess Thomas, Mascotte, FL
    • SP4 Charles E. Hoffman, McKinney, TX, medic HQ Co with B/1/14
    • SP4 John A. Ilstrup, St Louis Park, MN
    • SP4 Ed Worthey, Akron, OH
    • PFC Cecil W. Epps, Halifax, VA
    • PFC James P. Strain, Moran, TX
    • PFC Charles P. Torliatt, Petaluma, CA

  • D Company:
    • SP4 Jose G. Cortez, Corpus Christi, TX
    • SP4 Gregory T. Iding, Cincinnati, OH
    • PFC Norman C. Kissinger, Milwaukee, WI
    • PFC James G. Miller, Akron, OH

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Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Mar 2007
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