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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Chief Warrant Officer two 1
Birth:
11 Dec 1940 1
Death:
17 Jul 2006 2
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Full Name:
John A Christel 2
Birth:
11 Dec 1940 1
Male 1
Birth:
11 Dec 1940 2
Death:
17 Jul 2006 2
Burial:
Burial Date: July 2006 3
Burial Place: Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery 3
Residence:
Last Residence: Brick, NJ 2
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Birth:
Mother: Margaret Blum 1
Father: John Christel 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Chief Warrant Officer two 1
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Army Awards:
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal: Republic of Korea 1
Army Commendation Medal: 06 Nov 1974 1
Army Good Conduct Medal: 4 Bronze Knots 1
Korea Defense Service Medal: 31 March 1974 - 27 March 1975 1
Meritorious Service Medal: 19 Jul 1983 1
Meritorious Service Medal: 25 Mar 1975 1
Meritorious Unit Commendation: 26 September 1967 - 31 October 1968 1
National Defense Service Medal: 1 January 1961 - 14 August 1974 1
NCO Professional Development Ribbon: Bronze "3" Device 1
Overseas Service Ribbon: Bronze "2" Device 1
RVN Campaign Service Medal: Vietnam 1
RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation w/ Palm: 29 September 1966 - 28 March 1973 1
Vietnam Service Medal: 3 Battle Stars 1
Army Service:
Appointed Warrant Officer 1: 16 Aug 1977 1
Enlisted: 19 Nov 1962 1
Grade: W2 1
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 2 1
Retired: 01 Dec 1982 1
Battle Honors:
Tet Counteroffensive, 1968: 30 January - 1 April 1968 1
Vietnam Counteroffensive, Phase II: 1 July 1966 - 31 May 1967 1
Vietnam Counteroffensive, Phase III: 1 June 1967 - 29 January 1968 1
Social Security:
Card Issued: Unknown Code (PE) 2
Vietnam Service:
Tour End: 05 Apr 1968 1
Tour Start: 06 Apr 1967 1
Unit: 252nd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigation), 18th Military Police Brigade 1

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Army Commendation Medal Citation

Republic of Korea

Army Commendation Medal

To: Specialist Six John A. CHRISTEL

For: "Meritorious achievement on 27 September 1974, while serving as a Special Agent with the Red Cloud Resident Agency, Korea Field Office, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command. Specialist CHRISTEL displayed the utmost professional competence during the investigation of an attempted murder at Kosan-Ri, Republic of Korea. His unrelenting efforts contributed to the successful completion of the case. Specialist CHRISTEL's devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects great credit upon himself, the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, and the military service."

Dated: 6 November 1974

Signed:
Albert R. Escola
Major General, United States Army
Commanding 

Meritorious Service Medal Citation

Republic of Korea

Meritorious Service Medal

To: Specialist Six John A. CHRISTEL

For: Outstanding meritorious service in Korea, 2 April 1974 - 29 March 1975.

Citation:

"Specialist Six John A. CHRISTEL distinguished himself by outstanding meritorious service as Special Agent, Camp Red Cloud Branch Office, Korea Field Office, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command. Specialist CHRISTEL used all investigative principles effectively and continuously worked to improve the abilities of junior agents. His outstandimg leadership and comprehensive knowledge of the techniques of criminal investigation earned him the respect of supervisors and colleagues. As the only Special Agent in charge of supply diversion offenses, he single-handedly recovered in excess of $30,000 of diverted United States Government property and apprehended the offenders.  Specialist CHRISTEL's ability to work closely with supply and legal supervisory personnel resulted in the identification and correction of 'loopholes' in the supply system, which had allowed the theft of large quantities of equipment and supplies. His daily performance of duty was far above that which would be normally expected of an Agent of his grade and experience. By his untiring initiative, devotion to duty, and integrity, he greatly improved the training, discipline,criminal investigation, crime prevention, and administration of his unit. Specialist CHRISTEL's duty performance marks him as a Special Agent of the highest caliber and reflects great credit upon himself, the Military Police Corps, and the United States Army."

Dated: 25 March 1975

Signed:
James F. Hollingsworth
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
Commanding, I Corps (ROK/US) Group 

Meritorious Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) Citation

Bayonne, NJ

Meritorious Service Medal

To: Chief Warrant Officer 2 John A. CHRISTEL

For: "Meritorious service during the period 3 November 1979 to 31 October 1982, while serving as Special Agent, Fort Hamilton Resident Agency, First Region, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, culminating over 20 years of faithful and honorable service. Chief Warrant Officer CHRISTEL served with distinction by establishing and managing a one-man provisional branch office at the Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, New Jersey. He provided outstanding investigative support to the Military Traffic Management Command. His technical skills were instrumental in the overall accomplishments of the Criminal Investigation Command's mission in support of a major Army command. Chief Warrant Officer CHRISTEL's dedication and devotion to duty reflect the utmost credit upon himself, the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, and the military service."

Dated: 19 July 1983

Signed:
Paul M. Timmerberg
Major General, USA
Commanding 

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