Kairaitis, Francis, SP 4 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1967-1968, 11B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1967 - 1968



Specialist 4


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1946
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Folcroft
Last Address
Folcroft

Casualty Date
Feb 10, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Gia Dinh
Conflict
Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38E 069

 Official Badges 

25th Infantry Division


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
  1967-1968, 11B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Operations History
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive, Phase III Campaign 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968 VSM Streamer
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign 30 January to 1 April 1968 VSM Streamer
 Additional Information
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Comments/Citation

FRANNY...We were friends before and during ARMY daysI
'lll remember that day forever when I was reading Stars and Stripes
and saw your name listed among the men who had been KIA....
BROKE MY HEART....MY FRIEND HAD BEEN KILLED....

Native Pennsylvanian & Viet Nam Vet
Soldier Anxious To Come Home Dies in Vietnam
Photo and article appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Saturday, February 17, 1968. A Focroft soldier who wrote his family that he'd soon "be home for good" was killed last Saturday in Vietnam, the Defense Department reported Friday. He was Sp/4 Francis C. Kairaitis, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Kairaitis, of 959 Taylor dr. SAFER OUT HERE A platoon leader, Sp/4 Kairaitis wrote his last letter sitting in a rice paddy field, 24 miles from Saigon. "I guess it's safer out here," he wrote. "Cu Chi is getting mortared every night. I'll be home shortly, this time for good." He said his area had been infiltrated by four Vietcong battalions. "I haven't had a good night's sleep since November 3," he added. MISSED HOPE His mother, Stella, said her son had been disappointed the day before Christmas when he was unable to see the Bob Hope show for servicemen. He wanted to see that show, but he was stuck in the field, his mother said. A graduate of St. James High School in Chester, Sp/4 Kairaitis was drafted in May, 1967, and left for Vietnam five months later. He is also survived by three sisters, Kathleen, 19, Stella, 11, and Theresa, 10.
   
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