Earl Irving Jr. He is the one bent over with the tipparillo cigar in his mouth. The picture was taken at the B Company EM club at Cu Chi Base Camp in early 1966.
SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
25th Infantry Division
20 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Jul 26, 1946
From EAST ST LOUIS, ILLINOIS
Length of service 3 years.
His tour of duty began on Jan 04, 1966
Casualty was on Sep 11, 1966
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
Body was recovered
Panel 10E - - Line 86
More information on September 11th, 1966
"Earl was one you would want along side of you when the shooting started. He could hold his own and more. He loved tipperillo cigars, was constantly reading paperback books, and loathed for the C Ration pound cake. With all the hoopla about September 11, 2001 it is ironic that he died on September 11, 1966 and not much was said. He was killed when a barage of US 105mm was dumped on the second platoon of B Company."