JAMES C FEKETE
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 104 OF THE WALL

JAMES CHARLES FEKETE

WALL NAME

JAMES C FEKETE

PANEL / LINE

21E/104

DATE OF BIRTH

10/30/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/15/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HURON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Erie County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES CHARLES FEKETE
POSTED ON 10.27.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 84th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 6.13.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 8.28.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SFC James Fekete,
Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Qualified Infantryman. Another national holiday is coming, and we honor you this Labor Day. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.15.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

James Charles Fekete

DATE OF BIRTH: October 30, 1936
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Buffalo, New York
HOME OF RECORD:
Huron, Ohio

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Division: 1st Special Forces
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, U.S. Army Vietnam, General Orders No. 3857 (July 28, 1967)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant First Class James Charles Fekete (ASN: RA-15538821), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force as a member of Detachment A-219, Company B, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, in the Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant First Class Fekete distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 15 June 1967 while serving as Special Forces Commander of a Mike Force company during a mission to relieve a beleaguered Vietnamese unit near Dak To. As Sergeant Fekete's company moved along a trail in a heavily wooded area, it received a sudden outburst of Viet Cong machine gun fire from concealed fortified positions. Realizing that the insurgents were trying to surround his unit, Sergeant Fekete immediately ordered two elements to flank the enemy. The hostile fire intensified and began to inflict casualties on his unit. Sergeant Fekete spotted two machine guns which were key positions in enabling the Viet Cong to pin down his men. He took three men with him and worked his way toward the hostile emplacement. When he was close enough to the machine guns, he jumped up, heedless of his own safety in the face of the intense fire, and charged, firing his rifle. He was mortally wounded in this valiant attempt to silence the weapons which were threatening his men. Sergeant First Class Fekete's gallantry in action, at the cost of his life, was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 6.15.2017
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace James. :-(
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