Van Duyn, Jon Francis, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11B20, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/A Company
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Staff Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wheaton , IL
Last Address
Wheaton , IL

Casualty Date
Apr 08, 1968
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
48E 055/Section 33 Site 5062

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division
  1968-1968, 11B20, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/A Company
  1968-1968, 11B20, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified

Graduated Western Military Academy in June 1966, Joined Army and after basic and AIT left for Vietnam,  His second tour began February 1968.

My friend Jon, From Westen Military Academy. POSTED ON 3/25/13 - BY JAMES H. TAYLOR OBHMF13@YAHOO.COM. Western , was along time ago Jon, we had our fun, and many good times playing football and baseball. Sorry school ended the way it did for us Buddy. 


I went to the 173rd in Bien Hoa, Ockerby said you never knew what happened in away thats good, I would have loved to enjoy our latter years talking to you, it just didn't happen. I talked to your sister and she still misses you, so you will never be forgotten buddy. to ' airborne all the way Jon 

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