Ronald Keith Neal

Ronald Keith Neal

Age: 21
Branch: USN
Rank(s): RMSN, RM3
Unit(s): UDT11, ST1
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 07 Apr 1967
Location: Gia Dinh, South Vietnam, Vam Sat River mouth
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Huntington, WV

RM3 Neal was killed during reconnaissance, along with 2 other SEALs, when a mortar round exploded above their LCM, showering the boat with shrapnel. He died from fragmentation wounds, succumbing two weeks after the attack.