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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: RICKELS
First name: JOHN A
Home of Record (official): LOVINGTON
State (official): NM
Date of Birth: Wednesday, May 31, 1944
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SGT
Serial Number: 18657316
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D40
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
B Troop 1st Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Thursday, July 13, 1967
Date of Casualty: Monday, January 29, 1968
Age at time of loss: 23
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 35E - Row 062

--- Interment ---

JOHN ALLEN RICKELS

Resthaven Cemetery
Tatum Highway 18
Lovington, Lea County, NM 88260
(505) 396-4325