Jojola, Harry Daniel, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Staff Sergeant

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Home Town
Santa Clara
Last Address
Santa Clara

Casualty Date
Apr 07, 1970
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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12W 103

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 Unit Assignments
Noncommissioned Officers Candidate Course, Fort Benning (NCOCC)3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1969, 11B40, Noncommissioned Officers Candidate Course, Fort Benning (NCOCC)
  1970-1970, 11B40, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment
  1970-1970, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
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SSgt. Jojola was interred in Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant [then Sergeant] Harry Daniel Jojola, United States Army, for gallantry in action.

Sergeant Jojola distinguished himself by heroic actions on 7 April 1970, while serving with Company C, 3d Battalion, 22d Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam.

On 7 April 1970, Company C was acting as a blocking force on the edge of a jungled area when they came in contact with a large enemy force. Upon receiving fire, Sergeant Jojola organized his squad and engaged the enemy. Sergeant Jojola then maneuvered his men into strategic fighting positions where they placed maximum effective suppressive fire on the insurgents.

When one of his advance elements came under fire and received several injuries, Sergeant Jojola, with complete disregard for his own safety, began moving into the woodline to evacuate the fallen men. During this attempt, he was fatally wounded.

His valorous actions contributed immeasurably to the success of the action and the thwarting of the hostile force. Sergeant Jojola's bravery, aggressiveness, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 4752 (April 28, 1970)
Action Date: 7-Apr-70
Service: Army
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Company: Company C
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Regiment: 22d Infantry Regiment
Division: 25th Infantry Division
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