Carey Edwin Best

Military Data
Length Service 03
Unit B Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 21 September 1965
Incident Date 27 January 1966
Casualty Date 27 January 1966
Age at Loss 22
Location Province not reported, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Gun or small arms fire

VietnamWall Panel 04E Line 099

Family links
Douglas M Best 1922 – 2000
Violet J Best 1924 – 2006

Burial:  Toqua Cemetery, Toqua, Monroe County, TN

Sgt. Eddy Best, son of Mr & Mrs. Douglas Best, now of Carelton, Mich and formerly of Madisonville, has been killed in action in Vietnam. The family moved from Monroe County several years ago and the young war victim has been in Vietnam since August or September. He enlisted March of 1962.
He was a bachelor and the only child. His grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Fred Best of Sweetwater and Mrs. Mae Self widow of Will Self near Madisonville. His remains were brought back to Monroe Co. to be buried in Toqua Cem.

Home of Record Carleton, MI

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 May 1943
  • Date of death: 27 January 1966
  • County: Monroe
  • Hometown: Carleton, Michigan
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Toqua Cemetery, Toqua, Monroe County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Top Panel
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