Harold Edward Basehore


US Army Insignia

United States Army

1LT Insignia

First Lieutenant


75th Ranger Regiment Patch  75th Ranger Regiment Patch  United States Army-Vietnam Patch
"G" Company, 75th Infantry
United States Army-Vietnam



Combat Infantryman Badge

Bronze Star For Valor  Purple Heart  Air Medal  Army Commondation Medal for Valor  National  Defense Service Meda  Vietnam Service Medal

Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Fell April 23, 1970

Harold was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania on the 3rd of August, 1948.  He was the son of Rev. Harold Basehore and his wife Florence..  He grew up in the Chruchtown area of Lancaster County and the Quentin/Cornwall area of Lebanon County.  He attended the Churchtown Elementary School and Cornwall Junior and Senior High Schools.  In school he was part of the support group for theater productions and played in the band.  Harold was a member of the Cornwall United Methodist Church where he sanh in the choir, and was a member of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.

He entered military service on the 20th of May, 1968.  He applied for Officer Candidate School and upon graduation was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry.  After advanced training he arrived in Vietnam on the 4th of October, 1969 and was assigned to Company G of the 75th Rangers.  He fell in action as the result of fragmentation wounds from a mortar round while participating in the first stages of the Cambodian incursion.

For his service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, three Purple Hearts, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.  He also received the Vietnam Campaign Medal from the Republic of Vietnam.

Besides his parents, he was survived by a sister, Lynette; brother, Gareth; wife, Carol; and two year old daughter, Dawn.

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