Veterans' Memorial Project

George Arthur Fischer

Captain, IL

Vietnam War

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: 1960 and 1961

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Captain

Date of Birth: 03/20/1938

Date of Death: 04/01/1968

Affiliations: Fencing-Varsity Squad

Captain Fischer was assigned to the 3rd Ordnance Battalion (Ammunition), Explosive Ordnance Disposal Section. Captain Fischer was killed instantly while sleeping when his room in the Bachelor Officer Quarters took a direct hit from a 122mm rocket. The rocket exploded next to his bed on the first floor. This took place at Long Binh, Republic of Vietnam.

– submitted by Mike R. Vining, Army EOD Memorial Historian; and information taken from Web site links above

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