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Gordan Preston Young

Specialist 4th Class, Army

Born: March 15, 1944
Hometown: Charlotte County
Casualty Date: November 17, 1965
Died In: RVN, Ia Drang Valley
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge

Served in the Vietnam War with the 1st Calvary Division. During the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley, was Killed in Action at Landing Zone Albany on November 17, 1965. Was awarded the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and the RVN Medal of Merit.

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