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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Jack McCombs Secrest Jr
2Lt Secrest Jr died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 2/8/1967 during the Vietnam War - Battle for Cu Chi as a member of Bravo Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Gun, Small Arms Fire'. Secrest Jr originated from San Antonio, Texas .
On February 08, 1967, the battalion commenced operations "in accordance with the rules governing the TET truce period." At 1035 hours Company A discovered VC bodies at WT 982666. 5 had been killed by small arms fire, 4 were in a bomb crater and 1 was in a covered bunker. At 1335 hours, Company B received 3 rounds of small arms fire. At 1540 hours, in the area of WT 010688, Company B received automatic weapons fire from an unknown number of VC. Fire was returned with organic weapons. One Bobcat from Company B was killed in the initial exchange of fire. All elements closed the battalion forward base for the night.