212TH Sentry Dog Company
Born on January 24, 1946 in INDEPENDENCE, MO.
In the Army he served as a 95B10 (Military Policeman).
Special MOS designation P5 (Sentry Dog Handler).
In 1 year of service, he attained the rank of PFC/E3.
On January 31, 1968, at the age of 22, GORDON LEROY CURRIER JR
perished in the service of our country in Bien Hoa, South Vietnam.
These are personal observations by fellow dog handlers, about events that happened In Country.
"I am sure you know about G. Currier. He was killed during TET, while I was in country.
The story was told that rather than run or hide he had tied his dog to the ladder of
a guard tower and climbed up to assist. God Bless him and we will always keep him in our prayers".
212th Sentry Dogs 67'/68'
--- General / Personal ---
Last name: CURRIER
First name: GORDON LEROY JR
Home of Record (official): INDEPENDENCE
State (official): MO
Date of Birth: Thursday, January 24, 1946
Marital Status: Single
--- Military ---
Serial Number: 55986184
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code):
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Start of Tour: Wednesday, December 6, 1967
Date of Casualty: Wednesday, January 31, 1968
Age at time of loss: 22
Casualty type: (A3) Hostile, died while missing
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Bien Hoa
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