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Richard Dale Broda

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Portsmouth
Casualty Date: November 20, 1965
Died In: South Vietnam

PFC Broda was killed in action on November 20, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley, Pleiku Province, South Vietnam, on his last combat mission. He is mentioned in the book, WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE… AND YOUNG. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Old Dominion Technical Institute. Before being drafted in December 1963, he was employed by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company.

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