Klotz, Craig Gordon


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: L Troop, 3rd 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: Selected Service

Date of birth: 24-Jan-1949

Hometown: Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Marital status: Married to Gloria J. Klotz

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 5-Mar-1969

Start of tour: 3-Aug-1969

Incident date: 1-Oct-1969

Date of casualty: 1-Oct-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Craig Gordon Klotz was killed while driver of a military vehicle on a combat operation when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / Driver of tank on ambush patrol. Came under hostile small arms fire.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 585 761

Place of interment: Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, Pennsylvania, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 17W 023 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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