Kockritz, Jeffry Letson, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 11F10, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1963 - 1965

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Miami, FL
Last Address
Miami, FL

Casualty Date
Oct 28, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Misadventure
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fernwood Cemetery - Henderson, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 002 / Plot: Lot 1381 1/2, 1

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
  1965-1965, 11F10, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment /HHC
  1965-1965, 11F10, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sgt. Jeffry Kockritz was one of several killed in an explosion, apparently a friendly fire incident. 

Excerpt from The Miami Herald Obituary: "Paratrooper Sgt. Jeffry Kockritz, 22, of Miami Shores. . . was killed by a mortar blast. A few days before, he wrote to his mother. . . telling of how he had shot down a young Viet Cong soldier in a doorway. 'Afterwards I went off alone,' Sgt. Kockritz wrote, 'and wanted to cry.' War in Vietnam: It is a terrible price we pay."

 
   
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