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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Alvin Ray Fritz
CPL Fritz died in Binh Duong, South Vietnam on 2/14/1969 during the Vietnam War as a member of Bravo Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Burns'. Fritz originated from Canton, Texas .
On February 14, 1969, Company B was conducting operations east of Trung Lap. At 1648 hours, Company B requested a Dust-off for seven wounded Bobcats at XT 605213. An APC from the company had detonated an AT mine and then caught fire and burned out of control. At 1705 hours, the Dust-off was complete, however, the body of one dead Bobcat was still next to the burning APC and could not be removed until the fire was out.