Pfc. Jon Peter Turk
Born: 27 June 1948 - Illinois
Parents: Joseph Turk & Gwendolyn Elsner-Turk
Siblings: 2 brothers
Hometown: Melrose Park, Illinois
Education:
    - Proviso East High School
        - Class of 1967
            - left school before graduating
Inducted:
    - U.S. Army
        - Not Known
Serial Number: 54808398
Training:
    - Not Known
Overseas Duty:
    - Vietnam
        - Tour: 27 July 1967
Unit:
    - Troop D, 17th Cavalry Regiment
        - his unit used jeeps to do reconnaissance
    - Attached to the 199th Light Infantry Brigade
Died:
    - Killed in Action
        - 27 October 1967 - Gia Dinh Province - Republic of South Vietnam
            - part of six man reconnaissance patrol
            - 9:30 PM - attacked by Viet Cong
            - five of the six men in patrol killed
Buried:
    - Queen of Heaven Cemetery - Hillside, Illinois
Vietnam Memorial:
    - Panel:  28E   Line: 87
U.S. Army Ranger Memorial
    - 75th Long Range Patrol
Posthumously Promoted: Corporal

 

 


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