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First Name: Wells

Last Name: Cunningham

Birthplace: St. Joseph, MO,

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Eldon

Date of Birth: 19 November 1939

Date of Death: 17 August 1966

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Wells Eldon Cunningham

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Wells Eldon Cunningham

Captain, U.S. Army Special Forces

Wells Eldon Cunningham was born on 19 November 1939 in Saint Joseph, MO.

On 17 August 1966, Captain Wells Eldon Cunningham was the Commanding Officer of Detachment B-25's "A" Team of Det A-253 (Duc Co), B Company, 5th Special Forces Group in Pleiku Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, Captain Cunningham was killed in action when he sustained multiple fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered.

Medals and Badges

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


The name Wells E Cunningham is located on Panel 10E Line 015 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Captain Cunningham is buried at Saint Joseph Memorial Park in Saint Joseph, MO.


Honoree ID: 8204   Created by: MHOH




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