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

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Chief Warrant Officer two 1
Service Start Date:
16 Aug 1977 1
Service End Date:
01 Dec 1982 1
Appointed WO1:
16 Aug 1977 1
Awards:
Meritorious Service Medal 1

Other Service 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Specialist 7th Class / Sergeant First Class 1
Service Start Date:
19 Nov 1962 1
Service End Date:
15 Aug 1977 1
Enlistment Date:
19 Nov 1962 1
Enlistment Location:
New Jersey 1
Service Number:
RA12665968 1
Army Branch:
Military Police Corps 1

Other Service 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Specialist 6th Class 1
Service Start Date:
31 Mar 1974 1
Service End Date:
27 Mar 1975 1
Army Branch:
Military Police Corps 1
Awards:
Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal 1
Location:
Republic of Korea 1
Unit:
Camp Red Cloud Branch Office, Korea Field Office, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command 1

Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Specialist 5th Class 1
Service Start Date:
06 Apr 1967 1
Service End Date:
05 Apr 1968 1
Army Branch:
Military Police Corps 1
Location:
Republic of Vietnam 1
Unit:
252nd Military Police Detachment (Criminal Investigation), 18th Military Police Brigade 1
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Army Awards:
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal: Republic of Korea, 1 Oct 1966 - 30 Jun 1974 1
Army Commendation Medal: 06 Nov 1974 1
Army Good Conduct Medal: 4 Bronze Knots 1
Korea Defense Service Medal: 28 Jul 1954 - TBD 1
Meritorious Service Medal: 19 Jul 1983 1
Meritorious Service Medal: 25 Mar 1975 1
Meritorious Unit Commendation: 26 Sep 1967 - 31 Oct 1968 1
National Defense Service Medal: 1 Jan 1961 - 14 Aug 1974 1
NCO Professional Development Ribbon: Bronze "3" Device 1
Overseas Service Ribbon: Bronze "2" Device 1
RVN Campaign Service Medal: Oct 1967 1
RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation w/ Palm: 29 Sep1966 - 28 Mar 1973 1
Vietnam Service Medal: 3 Battle Stars 1
Battle Honors:
Tet Counteroffensive, 1968: 30 Jan - 1 Apr 1968 1
Vietnam Counteroffensive, Phase II: 1 Jul 1966 - 31 May 1967 1
Vietnam Counteroffensive, Phase III: 1 Jun 1967 - 29 Jan 1968 1
Social Security:
Card Issued: Unknown Code (PE) 2

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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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