Larry Dikeman’s death was accidental, when a tree fell on him during clearing operations. Date of birth: 14 August 1948 Date tour began: 24 February 1969 Date of casualty: 31 May 1969 Home of record: Milwaukie, Oregon Branch and Rank: Army Selective Service, Corporal, Armor Intelligence Specialist Unit: 9th Infantry Division, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, B Troop Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal Location of name on the Vietnam Wall: 23W, 25
Location of service: South Vietnam, Thua Thien province Died through non-hostile action – accident.
Schools attended: Milwaukie High School Burial location: Willamette National Cemetery
Memorials: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, DC), Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Portland), Gold Star War Memorial – Milwaukie High School The Oregonian, Wednesday, June 4, 1969 6 Oregonians Die In War (excerpt) Pfc. Larry E. Dikeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale A. Dikeman, 4141 SE King Road, Milwaukie. …Pfc. Dikeman, 20, was killed May 31 when a tree fell on him during clearing operations in the A Shau Valley. Born in Portland, he was graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1967. He joined the Army in April, 1967 and was sent to Vietnam in February, 1969.