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Name: John Henry Jr Priest Jr Birth Date: 26 Oct 1948 Death Date: 19 Jun 1969 Age: 20 Home City: Greenville Home State: South Carolina Death Date: 19 Jun 1969 Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Tour Start Date: 19 Jan 1969 Service Branch: Department of the Army Component: Regular (RA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG) Rank: Sergeant Military Grade: Sergeant Pay Grade: Specialist Fourth Class (U.S. Army) or Corporal (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps) or Sergeant (U.S. Air Force) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: Any Entry; Second Column: N; Third Column: 3; Fourth Column: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard) or Company: HHT Regiment: 4th Cav Batallion: 3rd Sqrd Province: Military Region 3 - Tay Ninh Decoration: Not Available CN: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Service Occupation: Cook (ARMY) Data Source: Coffelt Database Name: John M Jr Priest Birth Date: 1948 Gender: Male Race: Caucasian (White) Home State: Rhode Island Casualty Country: Vietnam, Republic of Casualty Category: Battle Dead Casualty Status: Hostile Dead: Killed Out-right (previous) Casualty Date: 19 Jun 1969 Cause of Death: Not Booby Trap Connected: None Of The Above; Small Arms Fire Report Date: 19 Jun 1969 Province: Tay Ninh Military Occupation: Cook (army) Division: 25th Inf Div Personnel Catagory: Active Duty Army Military Class: Enlisted Personnel Rank: Specialist Fourth Class
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Please copy and paste the AAR for the 25th INF Division report in your web browser. Also note on on page 24 of the computer page and page 19 of the actual report near bottom it shows what occurred that day and the loss of several troops and the commander. Please follow link below
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Dear Mr. Saylors,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located General Orders of the 25th Infantry Division, 1966 - 1970 that may include his awards; After Action Reports, 1965 - 1972 that includes Tay Ninh/25th Infantry Division; and Operational Reports - Lessons Learned (ORLL), 5/1/1966 - 4/30/1970 in the Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia (Record Group 472). As Mr. Schnieder indicated the Cavalry Unit Records, ca. 1965 - ca. 1973 in the Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia (Record Group 472) includes daily journals of the 4th Cavalry for June 1969 in boxes 94, 106 & 125. We were unable to locate specific records of Hq & Hq Troop. For more information and/or access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
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The information you seek may be contained in his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF). For the IDPFs from 1940-1976 of personnel with surnames that begin with M-Z, please write to U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Casualty & Memorial Affairs Operations Division, ATTN: AHRC-PDC, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Department 450, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405.
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