B Bty, 6th Bn, 29th Field Artillery (RVN)

Awarded the Bronze Star w/"V"
November 11, 1967

Bronze Star

His Citation Reads:

SSgt Harper was assigned as a Forward Observer to Battery B, 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery and attached to Company D, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, when he volunteered to accompany a reconnaissance patrol up a hill known to have enemy fortifications. The patrol was soon engaged, with the enemy using mortars, rockets and small arms. SSgt Harper remained forward to adjust the artillery strike on the enemy force. When word was received to withdraw SSgt Harper continued to direct the artillery to insure a safe withdrawal, SSgt Harper was mortally wounded.




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