SGT Edwin Earl Dotter (KIA)





Photo courtesy of Luther Starks
Taken in the A Shau Valley one week before Edwin was killed

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Wichita, KS
Date of birth: 10/29/1942
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital Status: Married

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Sergeant
ID No: 17575192
MOS: 11B4P: Infantryman (Airborne Qual)
Length Service: 08
Unit: B CO, 2ND BN, 501ST INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 03/04/1969
Incident Date: 05/30/1969
Casualty Date: 05/30/1969
Age at Loss: 26
Location: Thua Thien, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds


Edwin is honored on Panel 23W, Row 20 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial





"Back then it was eerie to see you step from the huey, as I was already in the Nam. You briefly looked at me but did not acknowledge me until later. From basic in Ft Lewis when we first met, you were the drill and I, the recruit. As I shared with you in Nam, no I was not upset with you; you had a job to do and did it well. Thanks, Drill Sergeant. I was sorry the day I heard you died in the ambush by the NVA along with our other guys. Drive On."
~Clyde Crossguns


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