Arnold, Louis Broward, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
90250-Medical Service Specialist
Last AFSC Group
Medical Services
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 552nd Medical Service Flight
Service Years
1964 - 1967
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jacksonville, FL
Last Address

Casualty Date
Oct 29, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Airline Baptist Church Cemetery - Mayo, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28E 095

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Enlisted Medical (Technician) Basic

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3707
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Air Force Medical ServiceMedical Units
  1964-1964, 90010, Air Force Medical Service
  1964-1967, 90250B, Air Force Medical Service
  1966-1967, 90250, Air Force Medical Service
  1967-1967, 552nd Medical Service Flight
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity


   I first met Sergeant Louis B. Arnold when he spent a week or two at the Chon Thanh Subsector camp along with a couple new MACV team members who were preparing to start another subsecter team at Loc Ninh, in the northern end of Binh Long Province, near the Cambodian border.  In that short period of time we became friends and he and the other new team members moved on to Loc Ninh.  I believe this was in July or early August of 1967.  Sgt. Arnold was the team medic and the only member that wasn't
in the Army. 

   I was transferred to An Loc (Hon Quan) shortly after the Loc Ninh subsector team was in place and ran into Sgt. Arnold their in early October.  He spent a night there in the Detachment B-33 Compound and talked to me about getting toys "from the real world" (USA) for the children of the Regional Forces troops in the Loc Ninh compound for Christmas.  This was my last conversation with him, as he did not survive the attack on Loch Ninh on October 29,1967.

   I am sure their are other team members who knew him as well or better than I and I hope they will come forward with a memory.  It has been 35 years and I still vividly remember him planning to bring some joy to children who had virtually nothing in this word.  He gave his life in the name of freedom, for us and the Vietnamese.  I am comforted in knowing that he is with the Lord he loved and served.

   Posted by:  Gary Smith

   Sgt. Louis B. Arnold
arrived in Vietnam on 5 January 1967 and was assigned to the 552 Medical Services Flight Advisory team 81.  He was killed in action by small arms fire on 29 October 1967 in Loc Ninh,  Binh Long Province South Vietnam.

Sgt. Arnold was interred in Airline Baptist Church Cemetery,  Mayo, Lafayette County, Florida.

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