Ronald David Melton was born in Whitwell, Marion County, TN to James David Melton and Dorothy Lee Thomas.

Military Data
Unit HHC, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 2 December 1968
Incident Date 25 January 1969
Casualty Date 25 January 1969
Age at Loss 20
Location Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Burns

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  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 March 1948
  • Date of death: 25 January 1969
  • County: Marion
  • Hometown: Whitwell
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Whitwell Memorial Cemetery, Marion County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Bottom Panel
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