Copy_2_of_animflag.gif (12791 bytes)[The Purple Heart Medal]

--- General / Personal ---

Last name: SHANK
First name: JOHN B
Home of Record (official): DES MOINES
State (official): IA
Date of Birth: Saturday, June 12, 1948
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 17716508
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 67A20
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
HHT 1st Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Friday, July 7, 1967
Date of Casualty: Wednesday, March 6, 1968
Age at time of loss: 19
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Long Khanh
The Wall: Panel 43E - Row 034

--- Interment ---


Rosehill Cemetery
Rose Avenue
Menlo, Guthrie County , IA 50164