Gaddis, Jonathan Royal


Rank: Sergeant First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 29-Jan-1938 (corrected from 29-Aug-1938)

Hometown: Quitman, Georgia

Marital status: Married to Geneva E. Gaddis, one son

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: Unknown

Start of tour: 25-Feb-1967

Incident date: 24-Feb-1968

Date of casualty: 24-Feb-1968

Age at death: 29

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Unknown. Other causes.
Jonathan Royal Gaddis died from injury received while on combat operation when engaged hostile force. / (Individual transported to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, where he later expired.)

Location of fatality: Binh Thuy, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Mount Olive Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 41E 008 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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