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is honored on Panel 13W, Row 108 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Full Name: CARROLL WAYNE SPRAGINS
Wall Name: CARROLL W SPRAGINS
Date of Birth: 10/1/1943
Date of Casualty: 3/10/1970
Home of Record: LEAVENWORTH
Branch of Service: ARMY
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: KHANH HOA
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MEMORIAL FUND WEBSITE (www.vvmf.org)
"You are not
forgotten..." - Carroll R. Spragins was my Company Commander in the 272
Military Police Company, IFFV, Nha Trang, Vietnam.
VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL"
On March 10, 1970, he was killed by one of our own troops, a
disgruntled PFC who shot and killed Cpt. Spragins and our First
Sergeant, Donald R. Donaldson. The PFC then killed himself.
Two outstanding men cut down in the prime of their lives, not by the
enemy, but by an act of hatred.
You are not forgotten
Posted by: Sgt. Dave Thompson, 272 MP Co. RVN
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
"Peer Extraordinaire" - I knew Wayne the last two years we where at
Hoover High in San Diego, 1960-61. We were involved in the school Bible
Club. Lost track of him until I saw the article with his picture in the
San Diego newspaper, 1970--about a former Hoover High student--said he
left a wife and daughter. I was suprised then, and saddened by his
passing. But at the time I had to start living life…trying to get a
career/family started. Now--after all these years—the reality of his
loss is full blown.
Back then, Wayne had surpassed me: as an officer/career in our armed
forces, father. But that was no surprise, as Wayne was ahead of a lot
us boys in high school. Infectious, positive personality; friendly,
handsome, tall; full beard; had no trouble getting dates; had that
higher paying part-time job when the rest of us didn’t know how to
really look for jobs—the list could go on.
Now--29 years later, it just doesn’t add up. He’s not been around to
make his mark-—to make that super contribution to the nation, that it
could have had. As we did in high school--now even more--we look
forward to the new heaven and new earth.
Would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew Wayne in country, or
here. Any information welcome....
Posted by: Bill Wolfe
Saturday, July 10, 1999
RECORD FOR CARROLL WAYNE SPRAGINS
Let us not
forget Captain Carroll Wayne Spragins, casualty of the Vietnam War. As
a member of the Army Reserve, CPT Spragins served our country until
March 10th, 1970 in Khanh Hoa, South Vietnam. He was 26 years old and
was married. Carroll was intentionally murdered. His body was
recovered. Carroll was born on October 1st, 1943 in Leavenworth,
is on panel 13W, line 108 of the Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington
D.C. He served our country for 3 years.
Home: Leavenworth, Kansas
Birth Date: 1943-10-01
Religion: Baptist - Other Groups
Serial Number: 547544040
Length of Service: 03
Start of Tour: 1969-07-06
Casualty Date: 1970-03-10
Casualty Type: Non-Hostile, Died Other
Reason: Intentional Homicide
Air or Ground: Ground Casualty
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Khanh Hoa
Posthumous: Promotion No change
Body Recovered: Body recovered
Location on The Wall: Panel 13W - Row 108
Processed Date: 7003