RONALD G JETT
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 25 OF THE WALL

RONALD GENE JETT

WALL NAME

RONALD G JETT

PANEL / LINE

20W/25

DATE OF BIRTH

02/24/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG AN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/20/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CHAMPLIN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hennepin County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD GENE JETT
POSTED ON 7.20.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Ronald Gene Jett
Date of birth: February 24, 1947
Date of death: July 20, 1969
Place of Birth: Minnesota, Redwood Falls
Home of record: Champlin Minnesota
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

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 Private First Class Ronald Gene Jett (ASN: US-56509311), United States Army, for gallantry in action involving close combat against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Jett distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 20 July 1969, while serving as a Rifleman with Company B, 2d Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, on a reconnaissance in force mission near Ben Luc, Long An Province. When his platoon came under intense automatic and semi-automatic weapons fire from well-concealed and well-fortified enemy forces, Private Jett, disregarding his own safety, immediately took up an exposed position from which he delivered a heavy base of effective fire upon the enemy. Although suffering from wounds which were soon to prove fatal, Private Jett courageously moved across 50 meters of fire-swept open terrain to lead an assault which drove the hostile forces from their emplacements. Private First Class Jett's extraordinary heroism in close combat with an armed hostile force was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 10825 (July 25, 1969)

Action Date: July 20, 1969

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company B

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 60th Infantry Regiment

Division: 9th Infantry Division
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POSTED ON 2.27.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Ronald Gene Jett, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 9.17.2013
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Photo remembrance of Ronald Gene Jett

Photo was taken from the historic book “THE FACES BEHIND THE NAMES - The Vietnam War” with the permission of author Don Ward. Thank you Mr. Ward.
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POSTED ON 3.27.2013
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN

RONALD GENE JETT

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest In Peace and Honor Ron.

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POSTED ON 5.19.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Ronald is buried at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids,MN. SS BSM ARCOM-OLC PH
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