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Spec Jimmy Linwood Rhodes

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Spec Jimmy Linwood Rhodes

Birth
Orrum, Robeson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 21 Nov 1966 (aged 22)
Biên Hòa, Đồng Nai, Vietnam
Burial Fairmont, Robeson County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 17732170 View Source
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SP4 Jimmy Linwood Rhodes, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Orrum, North Carolina.

Specialist Four Jimmy Linwood Rhodes was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Rhodes served our country until November 21st, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that Jimmy died from small arms fired when he was ambushed between Bein Hoa and Xuan Loc on Hwy 1. His body was recovered. Jimmy was born on September 14th, 1944 in Orrum, North Carolina. SP4 Rhodes is on panel 12E, line 105 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

Reported to have attended London's Central School in Bushy Park, London, England from 1952 to 1962.

Jimmy was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: 11thacrkia@gmail.com or through our website: http://www.11thcavnam.com.

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Linwood W Rhodes, Route #1, Orrum, NC.

He served with Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, "BlackHorse", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Silver Star Medal for Gallantry in Action, 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.




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NORTH CAROLINA / SP4 11 ARMORED CAV REGT / VIETNAM SS - PH


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