Gentile, James Raymond


Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign 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: 8-Feb-1926

Hometown: Watertown, New York

Marital status: Married to Katherine M. Gentile, two sons, two daughters

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 17-Oct-1944

Start of tour: 5-Aug-1968

Incident date: 26-Mar-1969

Date of casualty: 26-Mar-1969

Age at death: 43

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Unknown. Other causes. Individual was killed while on combat operation when a hostile booby trap detonated. / On reconnaissance in force mission when hit by blast from hostile booby trap.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 710 240

Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 28W 045 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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