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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Rex Alfred La Duke
PFC La Duke died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 6/7/1967 during the Vietnam War as a member of Bravo Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Burns'. La Duke originated from Kimberly, Wisconsin .
On June 07, 1967, the battalion(-) conducted roadrunner operations between Bao Trai and Cu Chi on Highway 8A. An APC from Company B hit a mine and burned. Six Bobcats were killed. Two of the bodies burned inside the track and could not be recovered until later in the day. Elements of the battalion also conducted a seal and search of Tho Mo on Highway 10, between Bao Trai and Duc Hoa. Elements also continued security missions in the area. From June 08, 1967 to June 13, 1967, the battalion continued various typ