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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
CPL
Richard Eugene Rutherford
SUMMARY
CPL Rutherford died in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam on 6/4/1970 during the Vietnam War as a member of Alpha Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Gun, Small Arms Fire'. Rutherford originated from Montgomery City, Missouri .
DETAILS
On June 04, 1970, at 1400 hours, Company A received small arms and RPG fire four kilometers east of the junction of Highways 19 and 26 at XT 473368. The enemy fire was returned with organic weapons, artillery, a helicopter light fire team and finally air strikes. At 1500 hours, the company swept through the area and located a destroyed bunker system and dead enemy soldiers. Four Bobcats were killed and eighteen were wounded in the fight.