Date of Birth: 04/21/1931
Branch of Service: Army
Date of Casualty: 10/30/1967
Province of Casualty: Binh Long
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 1
Panel Row: 13
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Amos had served five separate Army enlistments, including combat missions in Korea in 1951 and the Dominican Republic in 1965. The 36-year-old platoon sergeant was killed during a firelight on a rubber plantation near Lee Ninb, Binh Long Province, Vietnam, on Oct. 30, 1967, two weeks after joining Company A of the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. A native Alabamian with family ties to Philadelphia, he had a wide range of military skills and enjoyed football, boxing and bowling. He was survived by his wife, a son, daughter and his mother.