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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Jesse Uptigrove
SSG Uptigrove died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 7/8/1969 during the Vietnam War as a member of Alpha Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Other Explosive Device'. Uptigrove originated from Bastrop, Louisiana .
On July 08, 1969, at 1500 hours, Company A requested a Dust-off 5 kilometers northwest of Cu Chi Base Camp on Highway 237. Two ARVN soldiers and one Bobcat had been wounded by a booby trap explosion. The Company A Bobcat died from his injuries before he got to hospital. Earlier in the day, three Bobcats from Company B were wounded from a booby trap detonation.