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First Name: Carl

Last Name: Arbogast

Birthplace: New York, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Francis

Date of Birth: 18 August 1944

Date of Death: 13 May 1969

Rank: Specialist 4

Years Served:
Carl Francis Arbogast, Jr.

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Carl Francis Arbogast, Jr.

Specialist Four, U.S. Army

Carl Francis Arbogast, Jr. was born on 18 August 1944, in New York, NY, the son of Carl and Erma Arbogast.

He graduated from Marquette (MI) Senior High School in 1962 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University in August 1967. He was a member of Pi Delta Phi social fraternity and the American Contract Bridge League.

On 13 May 1969, Specialist Four Carl F. Arbogast, Jr. was serving with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam.

While stationed at a fire support base that day, the FSB came under ground attack from a hostile force. SP4 Arbogast was killed in action when he sustained multiple fragmentation wounds.

Badge and Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name, Carl Francis Arbogast, Jr., is inscribed on Panel W25 Line 93 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Death and Burial

Specialist Four Carl F. Arbogast Jr. died on 13 May 1969 and is buried at Park Cemetery, Marquette, MI.


Honoree ID: 3384   Created by: MHOH




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