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First Name: Dwight

Last Name: Basey

Birthplace: Anderson, IN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Leroy

Date of Birth: 22 July 1947

Date of Death: 19 November 1966

Rank: Specialist 4

Years Served:
Dwight Leroy Basey

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Dwight Leroy Basey

Specialist Four, U.S. Army

Dwight L. Basey was born on 22 July 1947 in Anderson, IN.

On 19 November 1966, Specialist Four Dwight Leroy Basey was serving as an infantryman with B Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division in Kontum Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, SP4 Basey was killed in action by small arms fire. His body was recovered.

Badge and Medals

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


The name Dwight L Basey is inscribed on Panel 12E Line 86 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Death and Burial

Specialist Four Basey died on 19 November 1966 in Kontum Province, South Vietnam. He is buried in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel, Madison County, IN.


Honoree ID: 3415   Created by: MHOH




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