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Corp Druey Lee Hatfield
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1950, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1971
Trung Tin, Vietnam

Below is cited at www.virtualwall.org. Used with permission.

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Lorado, WV
Date of birth: 08/02/1950

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Corporal
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
ID No: 232845878
MOS: 11B10: Infantryman
Length Service: **
Unit: 2ND PLT, C CO, 1ST BN, 46TH INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 07/06/1970
Incident Date: 03/28/1971
Casualty Date: 03/28/1971
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

ON THE WALL Panel 04W Line 086

On the night of 27/28 March 1971 Fire Support Base (FSB) Mary Ann was occupied by 209 Americans from several units of the Americal Division:

HHC 1/46th Infantry;
C Co 1/46th Infantry;
a Recon Platoon;
elements of a Mortar Platoon;
two 155mm howitzer sections, 3/16th Arty; and
twenty ARVN artillerymen.

At approximately 0230 hours, 28 March 1971, the VC mounted a coordinated mortar and sapper attack. Almost simultaneously with the mortar attack, sappers employed satchel charges and rocket propelled grenades (RPG) to penetrate the FSB's perimeter. Americans in the perimeter bunkers hunkered down until the explosions from the mortar rounds, satchel charges, and RPGs had subsided, but by then the sappers had breached the trench line and were inside the base. Once inside FSB Mary Ann, the sappers struck over half the bunkers. By the time the VC withdrew, 30 American soldiers were dead and 76 wounded. 
 
Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: unknown burial
 
Created by: Billy M. Brown
Record added: Jun 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91562940
Corp Druey Lee Hatfield
Added by: Billy M. Brown
 
 
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May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
- Billy M. Brown
 Added: Jun. 8, 2012
 
 
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