Partee, John Leroy, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1951 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class


Six Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Concord
Last Address
Concord

Casualty Date
Mar 29, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28W 084

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

Rifle
Grenade
Parachutist (Basic)
Pistol
 

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1969, C Company, 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment
  1968-1969, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


SFC John L. Partee was a 38 year old U.S. Army Soldier who died while serving during the Vietnam War.  He died of wounds he received during a firefight as a member of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.  SFC Partee died two days before the completion of his tour in Vietnam.  He served in the Army for 18 years.

Service Number:  53060881

SFC Partee was buried at Liberty Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Concord, North Carolina.  Find A Grave Memorial:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Partee&GSfn=John&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1969
&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=17728633&df=all&


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"Pappy" Partee was my plt sgt in 3rd plt. I was a SGT and squad leader for 3rd squad. Partee served in Charlie Co from August 68 until March 4th 1969 when he got hit by a frag grenade and was sent to the hospital in Saigon or Long Binh. I visited him just before I came home on March 12th. He was unconscious and died from his wounds later that month. He was always packing his corn cob pipe around along with his Bible. A very laid back country boy from NC. He was quiet and calm. 
-- Contributed by SSG Arnold Krause


4 MAR 69C Co. KIA: SP4 Richard L. Deimler (21) of Hummelstown, PA perished in Hua Nghia Province. SFC John Partee 3rd PSG is seriously injured from a fragmentation wound and dies in the hospital on March 29 in Long Binh hospital.

"Among the most successful operations during the month were in areas controlled by the 2nd Brigade deep within the CITADEL and BOI LOI WOODS.  On March 4th, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, performed a combat assault only eight miles northwest of CU CHI (XT547250) and a few kilometers south of the hamlet Sa Nho (2) and encountered a heavy volume of fire from a well concealed and entrenched enemy battalion from the 88th NVA Regiment. The contact was reinforced by a task force of three rifle, one mechanized, and one tank company.  Three thousand rounds of supporting artillery were fired.  This engagement lasted until 1800 hours.  An evening sweep of the area revealed 84 enemy dead.  The combined forces established a night defensive position in the area.  Early the next morning this position received a heavy attack by fire and a subsequent ground attack.  Artillery, helicopters and fighters broke the assault, and caused the enemy to leave another 74 dead on the battlefield.  U.S. casualties, by contrast, were light:  11 killed, 37 wounded." (quarterly Report ending 30 April, 69 25th Div.
 

   
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Sources:

http://www.virtualwall.org/dp/ParteeJL01a.htm

http://212warriors.com/1969_1.html

 
   
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