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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Roger William Letto
PFC Letto died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 3/14/1968 during the Vietnam War as a member of HQ-Recon Platoon . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Multiple Fragmentation Wounds'. Letto originated from Mundelein, Illinois .
On March 13, 1968, the battalion(-) moved to Cu Chi Base Camp and the proceeded to a new forward base in the northwest corner of the Filhol at XT 640217. At 1155 hours an APC from the Recon Platoon detonated a mine resulting in one Bobcat being wounded. On March 14, 1968, the battalion(-) conducted RIF operations in the area of XT 6321 and 6421. At 1229 hours, in the northwest area of the Filhol at XT 642219, Company A, moving with men on the ground in front of the tracks, received sniper fire. One Bobcat was shot in the chest and died before a dust-off could get him out. The men were ordered to take cover as artillery was called in. The artillery rounds mistakenly landed on top of the men of Company A, killing two Bobcats and wounding twenty-three. Also on the 14th, a Bobcat from the Recon Platoon died from the wounds he had received the day before. Company C remained OPCON to the 2/34th Armor and conducted operations in the lower Boi Loi Woods in the area of XT 5726.