In Memory Of

Domingo Balansay Vinluan

SGT - E5 - U.S. Army
Age 38, Married
Delta Company
2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry
1st Cavalry Division, Airmobile
Born: September 5, 1927
From Philippines
Tout began August 18, 1965
Died: November 1, 1965
Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam
Cause: Small Arms Fire

Sgt Vinluan was the first soldier from Delta Company to die in Vietnam. He was wearing a flak jacket, riding in a jeep on recon, when a single shot entered above the flak jacket, killing him.