Virginia Heroes

Gordon Preston Young

Specialist 4, Army

Born: March 15, 1944
Hometown: Charlotte County, VA
Served In: Vietnam
Casualty Date: November 17, 1965
Died In: Ia Drang Valley, Pleiku Province, South Vietnam
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Palm Ribbon

Specialist 4 Young was killed in action in Landing Zone Albany on November 17, 1965 in the Ia Drang Valley. He served with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division.

He is buried in Bethlehem Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte County, Virginia.

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