VIETNAM - KOJETIN, ROGER JOHN

Kojetin, Roger John

VIETNAM - KOJETIN, ROGER JOHN
KOJETIN, ROGER JOHN

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, 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: 11-May-1949

Hometown: Great Falls, Montana

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 8-Jul-1971

Incident date: 10-Jan-1972

Date of casualty: 10-Jan-1972

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Roger John Kojetin was killed while on a military mission when the area came under small arms fire from a hostile force.

Two Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
CPT William Marshall Clark
SP4 Roger John Kojetin

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Montana, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 02W 095 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE AND OAK LEAF CLUSTER
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FOUR ROGER JOHN KOJETIN
10 JANUARY 1972
G TROOP, 2nd SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Kojetin distinguished himself by valorous action on 10 January 1972.  With complete disregard for his own safety, he courageously took actions which were an inspiration to the other members of his unit and were instrumental in successful completion of the mission.  His display of personal bravery and devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 3rd Brigade (Separate), 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) General Orders No. 387 (11 February 1972)

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