Frederick “Rick” Eugene Trani, Jr

Frederick “Rick” Eugene Trani, Jr

Age: 28
Branch: USN
Rank(s): ENS, LT
Unit: ST2
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 26 Sep 1968
Location: Dinh Tuong, South Vietnam, Mekong
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Silver Star, Legion of Merit with ‘V’ device for Valor, Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor and Gold Star, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam (RVN) National Order Medal 5th Class, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross w/ Palm and 2 Gold Stars, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Hyde Park, NY

LT Trani died from wounds received as the result of a booby trap.