Gell, Jack E, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
05B10-Radio Operator
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 05B10, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1958 - 1965

Sergeant


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One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Syracuse

Casualty Date
Nov 14, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle
Recoilless Rifle
Auto Rifle

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1958, Basic Training (Fort McClellan, AL), C/4
 Unit Assignments
1st Cavalry Division1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment
  1958-1964, 05B10, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
  1964-1965, 05B10, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Silver Bayonet I - Battle of the Ia Drang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sgt. Jack Gell, (Jay), was born in Syracuse, NY. He joined the United States Army in Albany, NY.


He served a 13 month tour of duty in Korea, 1960-'61 in the 1st Cavalry Division. He was killed in action in the Ia Drang Valley battle, November 14, 1965, in the 1/7, 1st Cav. Div. He is mentioned a number of times in the book, 'We Were Soldiers Once -- And Young'.


   
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