Petrie, James Allan


Rank: Captain

Unit: I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 2162 – Operations And Training Staff Officer (G3,A3,S3)

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

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

Enlisted by: Reserve

Date of birth: 6-Jan-1945

Hometown: Carlsbad, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 7-Jun-1963

Start of tour: 6-Mar-1969

Incident date: 26-Jun-1970

Date of casualty: 26-Jun-1970

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
James Allan Petrie was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a military mission when a hostile force was encountered. / Passenger on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle on reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Cambodia, XU 421 114

Place of interment: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 09W 097 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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