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Company C, 2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry
3rd Brigade (Separate) 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
January 3, 2002, Elk City, Oklahoma
January 3rd, 2002, marked the 30th anniversary of the death of SGT Bedford Drinnon, the last KIA suffered by Charlie Company in Vietnam. Four members of the company from that era traveled to Elk City, Oklahoma, and joined with family and friends to commemorate his life.
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The 1st Cavalry Division took a lot of pride in taking care of its own. There was an emphasis on contacting the family of our KIA with a letter of condolence. That was the sad duty of CPT Carlson. Mrs. Drinnon provided this copy of her letter. (Caution: Large file)
The community had strong feelings about SGT Drinnon's death. This piece was written by one of Bedford's teachers.
Updated January 06, 2002