|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1950|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1969, Vietnam|
Randy Cagle was the first casualty the 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry realized after it's move from Binh Dinh Province to Binh Thuan Province on September 1st, 1969. The unit remained attached to the 173rd Airborne in it's new location until early October of 1969...when it became part of Task Force South, 1st Field Force, Vietnam.
"A" Company's 2nd Platoon was operating with it's Armored Personnel Carriers in the Western Le Hong Phong Forrest, NorthEast of it's new Base Camp at LZ Betty near Phan Thiet. At 1:10 PM, the antenna from one of the 2nd Platoon's APCs hit a trip wire strung between trees above the trail they were using. A 50 pound Chinese Claymore Mine blasted across the top of Cagle's APC Killing Corporal Cagle and the RTO for the Artillery Forward Observer, SGT Johnny Ward. 5 others were wounded in the explosion.
Corporal Randy Cagle was awarded the Broze Star, Posthumously.
Created by: Jim Sheppard
Record added: Feb 04, 2012
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