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Corp Luther Nettles "Chip" Bagnal, III
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Birth: May 30, 1948
Winston-Salem
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1971
Bin Thang, Vietnam

Cpl Luther Nettles Bagnal III, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Winston-Salem, NC.

Cpl Luther Nettles Bagnal III was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee. CPL Bagnal served our country until February 3rd, 1971 in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that Luther died from a booby trap. CPL Bagnal is on panel 05W, line 075 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for about one year.

Dear Chip, rest in peace my friend we had a great time at the Bob Hope Christmas Show 1970. Chip was walking point on this day 1971 when a booby trap went off killing him and wounding another. Sorry, I don't know his name. I wished you well as the medivac chopper took you both out. It was a sad day my friend I think of you often. At Christmas my Mother and I toasted you. God Bless. I was with Luther the day he was injured. I have his pictures if any of his family is interested in having them. Mark Kapinos, UNC, schmur705@yahoo.com.

After attending University of North Carolina, he graduated from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk,NC in May of 1970.

PHOTO: Luther Nettles "Chip" Bagnal III. Photo is courtesy of Mike Britt and Isabel Carter. This photo was titled "The Man", by Chip himself, as that was his humorous side.

Luther entered the Army in June 1970 and was a member of 1st Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion of the 12th Cavalry, First Cavalry Division.

He was awarded Silver Star Medal for Gallantry in Action, The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

 
 
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  Luther Nettles Bagnal (1918 - 1988)
  Ruth A. Bagnal (1920 - 1996)
 
Burial:
Forsyth Memorial Park
Winston-Salem
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Dec 31, 2006
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Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Jun. 22, 2012
Corp Luther Bagnal, Thank you for your Service.
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 Added: May. 25, 2011
Freedom isn't Free, some paid for it
- Tom Reece
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