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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
John Lester Wilhelm
SP5 Wilhelm died in Binh Duong, South Vietnam on 1/21/1967 during the Vietnam War as a member of HQ-HHC . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Multiple Fragmentation Wounds'. Wilhelm originated from Berlin, Pennsylvania .
On January 21, 1967, one Bobcat from Company C died from small arms fire and a medic died from shrapnel. Also on January 21, Company A located a tunnel complex with a main tunnel 600 meters long and also 10 branch tunnels. This was in the area of XT 650235, some 1500 meters south west of the Saigon River and just to the north of the Rach Son Creek. The tunnel complex was searched for four days and over 60 pounds of documents were evacuated from the area.