Retzlaff, Arthur Clifton, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 1193, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319th Artillery
Service Years
1965 - 1967

Field Artillery

First Lieutenant



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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Grosse Pointe, MI
Last Address
Westfield, New Jersey

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
First United Methodist Church Memorial Garden - Westfield, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23E 045 /Ashes to Family. See NOTES

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryNew Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments
Field Artillery Training Center Staff (USATCFA), Fort Sill173rd Airborne Brigade3rd Battalion, 319th Artillery
  1966-1967, Field Artillery Training Center Staff (USATCFA), Fort Sill
  1967-1967, 173rd Airborne Brigade
  1967-1967, 1193, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319th Artillery
 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)
 Colleges Attended 
The Citadel
  1961-1965, The Citadel
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  Aug 20, 2018, General Photos1
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Last Known Activity
 Source: http://www.njvvmf.org/returns_acmx.cfm?UID=1632 "

Arthur Clifton Retzlaff... entered the service after graduating from the Citadel Military Academy in 1965 and was sent to Fort Sill, OK, for artillery training. He volunteered for jump school at Fort Benning, GA, and later took jungle training in Panama before going overseas.

After entering the US Army, he arrived in Vietnam on February 26, 1967, serving with B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319th Artillery, 173rd Airborne Brigade, USARV where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant. Retzlaff was killed on July 10, 1967, near Hill 830. Kontum Province, South Vietnam, as a result of multiple fragmentation wounds.

He was posthumously promoted to 02, and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart."

He had a non-cemetery burial. 
First United Methodist Church, Westfield, NJ *Cenotaph
   
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Notes/Links:
http://www.citadel.edu/citadel-history/war-deaths/all-fallen-alumni.html 
http://www.173dabn.org/ops.php
http://www.scguard.com/museum/docs/vietnam/1967/July1967.pdf
http://www.vvmf.org//index.cfm?SectionID=110&Wall_Id_No=42990 http://www.virtualwall.org/dr/RetzlaffAC01a.htm
   
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