Brennan, John Francis, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
Service Years
1964 - 1965

Private First Class


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Braddock
Last Address
Braddock

Casualty Date
Nov 15, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 052

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Air Assault Badge 11th AAD 1964


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Infantry Division3rd Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division/1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
  1964-1965, 2nd Infantry Division
  1965-1965, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) /A Company
  1965-1965, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
 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
Last Name BRENNAN
Given Names JOHN FRANCIS

Date of Birth 19410228 02/28/1941
Service A Army
Component Y Selective Service
Rank PFC Private First Class
Grade and posthumous promotion E3
Service Occupation 11B10 Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)
Actual Date of Casualty 19651115 11/15/1965
Actual Date of Death 19651115 11/15/1965
Tour Date 650817 08/17/1965
Posthumous decoration
Casualty Type A1 Hostile, Died
Reason H Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Air no Air 7 Ground Casualty
Body Recovered
Country VS South Vietnam
Province 08 Pleiku
Casualty Location Landing Zone X-Ray, Ia Drang Valley
Major command, eg division or brigade 1st Cav Div
Company/battery/troop or similar level unit A Co
Battalion or similar level unit 1st Bn
Regiment, ROAD 7th Cavalry

Home of Record City BRADDOCK
Home of Record State Code Pennsylvania
Notes province added
Panel 03E
Line 52

JOHN FRANCIS BRENNAN
Army - PFC - E3
Age: 24
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Feb 28, 1941
From: BRADDOCK, PA
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Single

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
1st Cav Division (AMBL)

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Aug 17, 1965
Casualty was on Nov 15, 1965
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
 
   
Comments/Citation
Doug Connor
dconnor@mardril.com
Friend Of The Cav
A tribute to John, one of the 234 young Americans who died in three days of fighting in LZ-Xray & Albany, November 1965, in The Valley Of Death, the Ia Drang. Lest we forget our fallen heroes, those who gave the last measure of devotion. May their souls' be cradled in the Arms' of the Lord Forever.
Monday, April 24, 2000

  Portrait of John Francis Brennan
Posted for: JOHN FRANCIS BRENNAN:
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Picture submitted by friend, Andrew Bendtsen.
Posted by: Andrew Bendtsen
Email:
Relationship: We were close friends
Sunday, September 30, 2001

  Childhood Friend
Posted for: JOHN FRANCIS BRENNAN:
I met John in first grade. We grew up together and he truly was my brother. He is and always will be loved and missed.

"WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...AND YOUNG". John died November 15, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley.

The Army gave his mother a Silver Star, and told her how her son earned it. The citation reads:

"His complete disregard for his safety and his willingness to continue to fight after being wounded resulted in saving the lives of numerous members of his squad and served as an inspiration to all of the men in his company.

"Private first class Brennan's unimpeachable valor in close combat against the numerically superior hostile force was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military services and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit and the Army..."

Posted by: Carol Eaglesome Cuccaro
Email: ca2712@aol.com
Relationship: We grew up together
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
   
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