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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
John Wayne Spafford
SP4 Spafford died on 2/5/1969 during the Vietnam War as a member of Bravo Company . Spafford originated from Seattle, Washington .
On February 05, 1969, Companies A and B were conducting a RIF operation 2 kilometers northeast of Trung Lap in the area of XT 6023. At 1637 hours, Company B requested a Dust-off for two wounded Bobcats. A grenade rigged with a trip wire was detonated at XT 600228, causing the injuries. One of the injured Bobcats died later in the day in hospital from his wounds.