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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
James Davis Molpus
1LT Molpus died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 5/2/1968 during the Vietnam War as a member of Charlie Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Artillery, Rocket, or Mortar'. Molpus originated from Longview, Texas .
On May 02, 1968, elements of the battalion task force conducted checkpoint operations and a sweep of Grid XS 7292. Company C, still OPCON to the 2/34th Armor, started the day conducting road clearing and security operations on Highway 1 between Trang Bang and Phuoc My. Later that day, at 1500 hours, while working the area of Highway 237, just northwest of Trung Lap, a booby trapped hand grenade was detonated and wounded two Bobcats from Company C. Both men died from the wounds they received.