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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Paul Edward McGinness
CPL McGinness died in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam on 10/19/1968 during the Vietnam War as a member of Bravo Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Other Explosive Device'. McGinness originated from Burlington, Massachusetts .
On October 19, 1968, at 1115 hours, while sweeping through an area south of the Ben Cui Rubber Plantation at XT 456419, one Bobcat from Company B was killed and another was wounded when a booby trapped RPG round was detonated. About 500 meters to the west, the Recon Platoon located a small food and ammunition cache. At 1656 hours, Company C, working the area just to the southeast of the Highway 19 and 238 split, discovered a cache containing 7 weapons.