Works, Jonathan Phinney, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 1542, Det A-411 (An Phu/My Phuoc Tay), Det B-41 (Moc Hoa)
Service Years
1962 - 1966


Special Forces
First Lieutenant

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Windsor, Ontario
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jan 28, 1966
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Accidental Homicide
An Xugen (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Prospect Cemetery - Freedom, New Hampshire
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 105

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1963-1963, 1154, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1965-1966, 1542, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1965-1966, 1542, Company D (IV CTZ) Detachment C-4 (Can Tho) , 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1965-1966, 1542, Det A-411 (An Phu/My Phuoc Tay), Det B-41 (Moc Hoa)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Colleges Attended 
Yale University
  1960-1962, Yale University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 04, 2010, Burial Information1
  Oct 12, 2012, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Works entered the Army on November 1962.   He graduated from the Fort Sill Artillery OCS in June 1963, Field Artillery Class 7-63.

He was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" for his bravery and leadership on 27 Janaury 1963.  At that time he was serving as an advisor to a Strike Force while conducting a search and destroy operation at Hoi Yen, RVN.  At that time, he was serving with Company D, A-411, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Other notes state: That he served with U.S. Army Special Forces Detachment A-424 at An Phu in Chau Doc Province South Vietnam. He lost his life at Hai Yen Camp.

Note:  His father had served in the U.S. Army 1941-45, as a Field Artillery Major. Served in the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland,, Central Europe, and Ardennes Campaigns.  With Reconnaissance Company, 644th Tank Destoyer Battalion from St. Lo to the Ardennes, and then transferred as a tank/antitank officer with the 6th Infantry.
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