Schnurrer, Reinhard J. Jr., PO3 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
RM-0000-Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Last Duty Station
1968-1968, RM-0000, USS Westchester County (LST-1167)
Service Years
1966 - 1968
RM-Radioman

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1948
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
St Paul, MN
Last Address
St Paul, MN

Casualty Date
Nov 01, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Go Cong
Conflict
Vietnam War*
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39W 004

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 Duty Stations
USS Westchester County (LST-1167)
  1968-1968, RM-0000, USS Westchester County (LST-1167)
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1968 Vietnam War*
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 1 November USS Westchester County was anchored in the My Tho River about 40 miles upstream from Vung Tau with other ships of Mobile Riverine Group Alpha, preparing to support Operation CORONADO IX. In addition to her crew and embarked soldiers (from 3/60 Infantry and 3/34 Artillery), she had over 10,000 rounds of 105mm and 155mm artillery ammo and large quantities of other explosives on her tank deck. There were five Army helicopters on the main deck.

A Viet Cong demolitions team managed to attach two mines to her hull about midship on the starboard side. When the two underwater explosions ripped WESTCHESTER COUNTY, 25 men were killed and 27 wounded. The day following the explosion, the entire Mobile Riverine Force moved from My Tho to Dong Tam.

After beaching at Dong Tam for temporary repairs, she returned to Yokusuka via Subic Bay. On 26 November, WESTCHESTER COUNTY went into dry dock at the United States Naval Ship Repair facility in Yokusuka where she remained until 5 February 1969. She returned to Vietnam on 10 March 1969.
 
One of those men killed was RM3 Schnurrer
 
   
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