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First Name: Stephen

Last Name: Childers

Birthplace: alton, IL, US

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Alton, IL
Middle Name: Andrew

Date of Birth: 14 March 1940

Date of Death: 19 January 1967

Rank: Captain

Years Served: 1963 - 1967 (3)
Stephen Andrew Childers

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1963

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Stephen Andrew Childers

Captain, U.S. Army

Stephen Andrew Childers was born on 14 March 1940 and was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1963.

On 19 January 1967, Captain Stephen Andrew Childers was serving as Commander of C Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, Captain Childers directed some of his men to attempt the rescue of a group of women and children apparently being held hostage in a cave. When his men fell back, wounded, he entered the cave himself and was killed by small arms fire. His body was recovered.

Badges and Medals

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


The name Stephen A Childers is located on Panel 14E Line 052 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Captain Stephen Andrew Childers is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Upper Alton, Madison County, IL.


Honoree ID: 3638   Created by: MHOH




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