MSG Donald Edward Brosius was killed on 19 July 1968. MSG Brosius was assigned to the 25th Ordnance Detachment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) ), 6th Ordnance Battalion, 45th General Support Group, Army Support Command Qui Nhon, 1st Logistical Command, An Khe, Binh Dinh (today called Gia Lai Province), Republic of Vietnam. MSG Brosius was killed when the M37 ¾-ton truck he was riding in was involved in an accident west of An Khe, but over in Pleiku Province (today called Gia Lai Province). MSG Brosius and SP4 Patrick R. “Frenchie” Lilly who was driving were responding to a call for Explosive Ordnance Disposal assistance. The vehicle MSG Brosius was riding in was trying to keep up with a Military Police lead vehicle on the rain slick Highway 19, when his vehicle skidded out of control. The vehicle went off the road and overturned. MSG Brosius was thrown from the vehicle and died from injuries received. SP4 Lilly sustained a back a back injury.
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