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Sgt Terry Alan Hodges

Birth: Sep. 21, 1946 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Aug. 19, 1968 Tay Ninh, Vietnam.

Sgt Terry Alan Hodges native of Charlotte, NC was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, 21 years old and was not married. Terry died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a rocket propelled grenade. His body was recovered. On maneuvers near Tay Ninh, Viet Nam as a blocking force Terry received orders to come through A Troop, 1st platoon. As he approached 3rd platoon he was hit and mortally wounded by an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) from the NVA.

His family and friend all remark about his fine personality. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hodges of Charlotte, NC. He served with Alpha Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, “Old Reliables”. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC Plot: Sect. 3, Grave # 63.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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