CPT CARROLL WAYNE SPRAGINS
272nd Military Police Company
1st Field Forces

Age 26 - From Leavenworth, Kansas (formerly California)
Killed on March 10, 1970 - Khanh Hoa, South Viet Nam



INFORMATION FOUND AT VIETNAM VETERANS
MEMORIAL FUND WEBSITE (www.vvmf.org)

CARROLL WAYNE SPRAGINS
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
State: KS
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: CAPT
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: KHANH HOA



MEMORIALS FROM VIETNAM VETERANS
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.

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 




FROM "THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL"
(http://tanaya.net/vmw/S/rec-49206.html)

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, Kansas.

CPT Spragins is on panel 13W, line 108 of the Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 3 years.



CASUALTY RECORD FOR CARROLL WAYNE SPRAGINS
FROM WWW.NO-QUARTER.ORG

(http://www.no-quarter.org/gui/detail.php?ID=49207)

GENERAL/PERSONAL
Home: Leavenworth, Kansas
Birth Date: 1943-10-01
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Married/Single: Married
Religion: Baptist - Other Groups
Citizen: Yes

MILITARY
Service: Army
Rank: CPT
Serial Number: 547544040
Component: Reserve
Grade: O3
MOS: 9110
Length of Service: 03
Start of Tour: 1969-07-06

CASUALTY
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
RefNo: 4921
Processed Date: 7003  



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