VIETNAM - ZIELINSKI, JOHN PETER

Zielinski, John Peter

VIETNAM - ZIELINSKI, JOHN PETER
ZIELINSKI, JOHN PETER

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, 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: 29-Nov-1946

Hometown: Bayside, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 9-Apr-1967

Incident date: 29-Jan-1968

Date of casualty: 29-Jan-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Ground casualty.
John Peter Zielinski died from wound received while on guard duty when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 35E 064 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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