Griffey, James Ray, PV2

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Last Rank
Private (E-2)
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
36A-Wireman
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 1st Infantry Division
Service Years
1965 - 1966

Private (E-2)


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Harvey, IL
Last Address
Harvey, IL

Casualty Date
Jan 09, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Camp Butler National Cemetery - Springfield, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 059

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Signal Shoulder Cord


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

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 Ribbon Bar


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Infantry Division
  1965-1966, G1, 1st Infantry Division
  1965-1966, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PV2 Griffey was killed by a sniper at Di An, prior to being assigned further to a unit within the 1ID.  There was a small square concrete memorial pillar with a plaque that was placed at Di An to mark the spot where he was shot, and this was in the center of the replacement depot area for new arrivals to 1ID.  He had only been in Vietnam for a few days when he was killed. 
   
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