Rank: Private First Class
Unit: A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Awards: Purple Heart 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
Enlisted by: Regular
Date of birth: 10-Jun-1949
Hometown: West Olive, Michigan
Marital status: Never Married
Campaign: Vietnam Conflict
Start of tour: 11-Oct-1969
Incident date: 15-Jan-1970
Date of casualty: 16-Feb-1980
Age at death: 30
Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
At night defensive position (NDP). Engaged hostile force in firefight. Individual was admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 15 Jan 1970 at 0510 hrs and placed on Very Serious Injury (VSI) on 15 Jan 1970 at 0545 hrs. / Individual was evacuated to 106th General Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, on 27 Jan 1970. / Ronald James Fuit died on 16 Feb 1980 as a result of woulds received in Vietnam on 15 Jan 1970.
Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 273 780
Place of interment: Grand Haven Cemetery, Grand Haven, Michigan, USA
Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 14W 038 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)
Ronald James Fuite was added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, November 11, 1991.