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PFC Joseph Robert Hardee
A Company, 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Group, 18th MP Brigade

Line Of Duty Casualty ~ 6 February 1970 ~ Vietnam

Courtesy of SP/4 George Clegg

They Say,
our deaths are not ours,
they are yours,
they will mean what
you make of them.

They say,
we leave you our deaths,
give them some

Archibald MacLeish
poet and WWI

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     On the evening of Friday, 6 February 1970, PFC Joseph Robert Hardee, age 23, of Los Angeles, California, was a gun jeep commander assigned to the Bien Hoa, Newport Docks Convoy as part of the A Company "Operation Overtakeescorts.

     Under the cover of darkness a Vietnamese National who was driving one of the civilian contracted supply trucks managed to sneak it out of the convoy onto a back road where it was unloaded by Black Marketer's.

     When the truck pulled out onto the main highway with its lights off to rejoin the convoy it was struck by the MP gun jeep.

      PFC Hardee later died of his injuries, the M-60 machine gunner PFC Charles Whyte, and the driver SP/4 David Erwin, were also severely injured but recovered.


Note: Assistance needed on possible photo identification, G2309

--- General / Personal ---
Last name: HARDEE
Home of Record (official): LOS ANGELES
State (official): CA
Date of Birth: Friday, October 18, 1946
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---
Branch: Army
Rank: PFC
Serial Number: 564602445
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 95B10

--- Action ---
Start of Tour: Tuesday, December 16, 1969
Date of Casualty: Friday, February 6, 1970
Age at time of loss: 23
Casualty type: (C2) Non-hostile, died of illness/injury
Reason: Vehicle loss, crash (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Gia Dinh
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