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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Edward Arthur Finlay
SP4 Finlay died in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam on 12/16/1967 during the Vietnam War as a member of Charlie Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Artillery, Rocket, or Mortar'. Finlay originated from Albany, New York .
On December 16, 1967, the battalion forward base camp was located near Highway 22 at XT 079839, about 8 kilometers north of Highway 247. At 1100 hours, an estimated platoon sized VC force struck from the west and southwest and southeast. Approximately 20 to 30 rounds of RPG-2 were fired along with AK-47 fire. At 1120 hours, the VC broke contact. Two Bobcats from Company C were killed and 16 were wounded. Two other Bobcats from Company C burned to death inside an APC that was hit by an RPG-2. Their remains had to be removed by Graves Registration personnel. 2 APCs were destroyed in the attack. The VC had 3 men killed by body count. At 1415 hours, a tank that had hit a mine was stripped and destroyed in place