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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
William Elling Swensgard
SP4 Swensgard died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 9/21/1967 during the Vietnam War as a member of Bravo Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Other Explosive Device'. Swensgard originated from Fort Benton, Montana .
On September 21, 1967, Co C, 2/27th Infantry provided security for engineer operations in the Loc Giang area. The 1/5th(M)(-) conducted S&D operations and saturation night ambush activities in the area. Company B was still the Cu Chi Base reaction force, but provided one platoon for security of engineer operations. At 0730 hours, an APC from Company B detonated an AT mine near Xom Thap at XT 543169. Two Bobcats were killed and four were wounded.