GREEN BERETS Hagen, Ronald James

Date of death
17-Sep-1969

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Hagen
  • FORENAME
Ronald James
  • UNIT
5 SF Group (Company D,Det A-403) (4 MSFC)
  • RANK
Sergeant First Class
  • NUMBER
387267283
  • DATE OF DEATH
17th September 1969
  • AGE
39
  • GRAVESITE
Mountain View Cemetery,Tacoma,Pierce County,Washington
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Nekoosa,Wisconsin
born 5.3.1930 Milwaukee,Wisconsin
son of Ronald J. and Irene C. Hagen,Nekoosa,Wisconsin
husband of Roberta Hagen,Lacey,Washington (2 sons Ronald and Raymond,2 daughters Rhonda and Noralee)
graduated Marquette High School,Milwaukee 6.6.1948
entered service 9.9.1948
served Korean War (Sgt) (award Air Medal)
10 SF Group 1961-66
JFK Special Warfare Center and School,Fort Bragg 1967-68
5 SF Group 1969
promoted Master Sergeant posthumously
awards Silver Star,Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal
KIA 7k north of Chi Lang,Kien Giang Province,South Vietnam (Op.DELTA I)
KIA Chau Doc Province in one source
Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,D.C. Panel 18W Line 102
 
Citation
Silver Star : Master Sergeant Ronald James Hagen (RA-17290967), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving with Detachment A-403, Company D, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, in the Republic of Vietnam
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