SSGT George Elmer Cannon Sr.


SSGT George Elmer Cannon Sr.

Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, USA
Death 6 Aug 1969 (aged 30)
Burial Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 17395439 View Source

SSG George Elmer Cannon Sr, Vietnam Veteran, resident of Tarboro, NC.

Staff Sergeant George Elmer Cannon Sr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Cannon served our country until August 6th, 1969 in Bing Thuy, South Vietnam. He was 30 years old and was married. It was reported that George died from undetermined causes. His body was recovered. SSG Cannon is on panel 20W, line 102 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 12 years.

I wish I had known you. The son you never knew-George M.

George was a natural comedian. He won several trophies entertaining the troops. George had 7 siblings and he is missed by all.

Thanks to all my comrades in arms from Tarboro. I appreciate the ultimate sacrifice that you made in service to your country. You will not be forgotten. Robert Freuler, 1307 Maurice Dr. Tarboro, NC 27886.

He was the Husband of Mrs Gudrun M Cannon, Route 2, 3705 Sibling Place, Tarboro, NC 27886; He is the Son of Mr and Mrs Roy R. Pigg, 611 Howard Road, Tarboro, NC 27886. Father of George M. Cannon.

He served with Kilo Troop, 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry, "Black Horse", USARV.

He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Army of Occupation Medal, The Army Expeditionary Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal(s).


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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 11 Jan 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 17395439
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT George Elmer Cannon Sr. (16 Aug 1938–6 Aug 1969), Find a Grave Memorial ID 17395439, citing Edgecombe Memorial Park, Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .