VIETNAM - RUFFIN, JAMES JUNIUS

Ruffin, James Junius

VIETNAM - RUFFIN, JAMES JUNIUS
RUFFIN, JAMES JUNIUS

Rank: Specialist 4

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

Awards: Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: 2nd platoon

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 25-Oct-1945

Hometown: Wilson, North Carolina

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 8-Nov-1965

Start of tour: 23-Sep-1966

Incident date: 19-Mar-1967

Date of casualty: 19-Mar-1967

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Other Accident. Accidental homicide.
James Junius Ruffin was passenger in a military vehicle when he was hit by round from .45 pistol which accidentally discharged.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson, North Carolina, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 16E 114 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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