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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Ralph Eugene Nathan
CPL Nathan died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 2/27/1969 during the Vietnam War as a member of Charlie Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Gun, Small Arms Fire'. Nathan originated from Uniontown, Alabama .
On February 27, 1969, Company C was conducting a RIF operation with elements of the 2/34th Armor, 5 kilometers northwest of the junction of Highways 7A and 1. At 1804 hours, the battalion LOH was hit and made a successful crash landing in the area of Company C APCs. At 1840 hours, the units received small arms, automatic weapons and RPG fire. The fire was returned with organic weapons, artillery and helicopter gun ships. At 1849 hours, Company C requested a Dust-off at XT 545217. Two Bobcats from Company C were killed and three were wounded in the contact. At 2045 hours, an APC from Company C detonated an AT mine with only minor damage resulting from the blast. At 2230 hours, another APC from Company C detonated an AT mine along Highway 7A, one kilometer south of Trung Lap. Three Bobcats were wounded in the explosion.