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Turk, PFC Jon P.


PFC Jon Peter Turk 
Born: 27 June 1948 – Illinois 
Parents: Joseph Turk & Gwendolyn Elsner-Turk 
Siblings: 2 brothers 
Hometown: Melrose Park, Illinois 
– Proviso East High School 
– Class of 1967 
– left school before graduating 
– U.S. Army 
– Not Known 
Serial Number: 54808398 
– Not Known 
Overseas Duty: 
– Vietnam 
– Tour: 27 July 1967 
– Troop D, 17th Cavalry Regiment 
– his unit used jeeps to do reconnaissance 
– Attached to the 199th Light Infantry Brigade 
– Killed in Action 
– 27 October 1967 – Gia Dinh Province – Republic of South Vietnam 
– part of a six-man reconnaissance patrol 
– 9:30 PM – attacked by Viet Cong 
– five of the six men in patrol killed 
– 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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