Gell, Jack E, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
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


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One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 14, 1965
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
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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