Zietlow, Laurence Christ, SGM

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Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11G50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11G50, 1st Field Force Vietnam (I Field Force)
Service Years
1947 - 1967

Sergeant Major

Seven Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
North Dakota
North Dakota
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Salem
Last Address
New Salem

Casualty Date
Oct 03, 1967
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Graceland Cemetery - New Salem, North Dakota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27E 047

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 


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

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 Unit Assignments
54th Signal Battalion1st Field Force Vietnam (I Field Force)
  1966-1967, 00Z , 54th Signal Battalion
  1966-1967, 11G50, 1st Field Force Vietnam (I Field Force)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 08, 2006, Tribute from Nephew, John Zeitlow
  Aug 20, 2007, Tribute from Son
  Aug 17, 2018, General Photos8
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Accompanying photo copied below

William Chandler (Photo Credit)

CSM Zietlow was Command Sergeant Major of the 54th Signal Battalion while I commanded in1966-1967. He was KIA shortly after being selected as the Command Sergeant Major for the First Field Force, Vietnam (IFFV) in Nha Trang. CSM Zietlow had been Sergeant Major of nine different Battalions, beginning as a young man in the Korean War. He was a great soldier, and his death a great loss to the Army and the Country.
Friday, July 20, 2001

John (ZEKE)  Zietlow
Recieved a photo I wanted to post

A photo which i received from his son....
Oct 17, 2009


David Haynes
Fellow soldier

Santa Rosa CA. USA
To A great Sergeant
I served with SMJ Zietlow in 1967 in the 54th. He was a soldier's sergeant, a fair and honest man and a leader by far. He was killed just after I left and I was deeply saddened by his passing. I don't remember many, but I'll always remember Zietlow.

Former SP4 David Haynes
Dec 1, 2007

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