Summary

Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 2
Birth:
26 Jun 1945 2
Death:
18 Jan 1968 2
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Full Name:
Gordon Douglas Yntema 2
Birth:
26 Jun 1945 2
Male 2
Death:
18 Jan 1968 2
Cause: Gun, Small Arms Fire 2
Age at Death: 22 2
Body Recovered: Recovered 2
Casualty Date: 18 Jan 1968 2
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 2
Residence:
Hometown: Holland, MI 2
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Married 2
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 2
Company:
A-431 2
Enlistment Type:
Regular 2
Grade:
E5 2
Major Command:
Special Forces 2
Posthumous Decoration:
Medal of Honor 2
Service:
Army 2
Specialty:
Infantry Operations and Intelligence Specialist (ARMY) 2
Tour Start Date:
08 Oct 1967 2
Years Served:
4 2
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Religion:
Protestant - No Denominational Preference 2
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 2
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 73 2
Panel: 34E 2

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Graduated from Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana Medal of Honor Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life and above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Yntema, U.S. Army, distinguished himself while assigned to Detachment A-431, Company D. As part of a larger force of civilian irregulars ....

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