Patton, John Perry, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11B20, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
Service Years
1961 - 1967


Two Service Stripes

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oakland, CA
Last Address
Oakland, CA

Casualty Date
Jun 22, 1967
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Kontum (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
22E 047/ T, 5489

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)173rd Airborne Brigade
  1966-1967, 11B20, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
  1966-1967, 11B20, 173rd Airborne Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Johnny was killed around June 3, 1967. at Ben Hoi. Johnny was a platoon Sgt. of around 90 men. His company was ambushed by 300 Vietcong. One young hero escaped by crawling into the thicket and pretended to be dead. He was the only one who came out alive. Before the platoon was wiped out, those brave men took out the majority of the vietcong. It took over two weeks before the Army could go in and retrieve the bodies of our men. That is why the date of Johhny's death is different. Johnny is buried at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA. He is also honored at the Noyo Harbor monument in Fort Bragg, Ca. along with two other men who gave their lives for our Country.
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