Ambrose, James William Jr


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Start of tour: 4-Jan-1969

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 2-Feb-1945

Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois

Next of Kin: Married to Nancy J. Ambrose

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Incident date: 31-Jan-1969

Date of casualty: 31-Jan-1969

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Explosive Device. Other explosive device. Individual died from wounds received while gunner on military vehicle on a combat operation when vehicle hit a hostile mine. Individual was admitted to military medical facility, placed on Very Serious Injury (VSI) list, and later expired.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Fort Sheridan Cemetery, Highwood, Illinois, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 33W 023 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)