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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Richard Douglas Laxson
SGT Laxson died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 8/15/1969 during the Vietnam War as a member of Bravo Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Other Explosive Device'. Laxson originated from Denton, Texas .
On August 15, 1969, the Recon Platoon conducted operations southeast of Cu Chi Base Camp in the area of XT 672122. Company C conducted a sweep south of the junction of Highways 1 and 7A in the area of XT 561142. At 1152 hours, Company B requested a Dust-off 2 kilometers northwest of Thai My at XT 518168. Two Bobcats from the company had been wounded and one was killed when a booby trapped hand grenade was tripped and detonated.