PETER J LANTZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 30E, LINE 71 OF THE WALL

PETER J LANTZ

WALL NAME

PETER J LANTZ

PANEL / LINE

30E/71

DATE OF BIRTH

09/17/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/23/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ORLANDO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Orange County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

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POSTED ON 9.17.2021
POSTED BY: kr

1LT PETER J. LANTZ, USMA 1966 - BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE (78TH)

The “Friends of Rocky Versace” remember one of Rocky’s fellow alumni from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point - a brother Airborne-Ranger - First Lieutenant Peter James Lantz, USMA class of 1966, on what would’ve been his 78th birthday - 17 September 2021.
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POSTED ON 9.17.2020
POSTED BY: KR

1LT PETER J. LANTZ, USMA 1966 - BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE (77th)

The “Friends of Rocky Versace” remember one of Rocky’s fellow alumni from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point - a brother Airborne-Ranger - First Lieutenant Peter James Lantz, USMA class of 1966, on what would’ve been his 77th birthday - 17 September 2020.
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POSTED ON 3.10.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Peter Lantz, Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander, and for graduating from West Point. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.11.2019
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio vietnam 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 Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 11.23.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Peter James Lantz

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: First Lieutenant
Battalion: 2d Battalion (Airborne)
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, I Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 62 (January 31, 1968)
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 First Lieutenant (Infantry) Peter James Lantz (ASN: OF-107804), United States Army, for gallantry in action. First Lieutenant Lantz distinguished himself on 20 November 1967, while serving as a platoon leader with Company C, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate), on a search and destroy mission in the Republic of Vietnam. As the order to assault was issued, Lieutenant Lantz immediately maneuvered his platoon into an assault line and began moving toward the well prepared enemy bunkers. Despite the intense enemy automatic weapons, rocket and mortar fire, Lieutenant Lantz continually exposed himself, with little regard for his own safety, in order to direct fires and encourage his troops. After receiving the order to withdraw, Lieutenant Lantz quickly organized his troops and withdrew utilizing fire and movement in retrograde and sustaining a minimum of casualties. While in the process of reorganizing, Lieutenant Lantz received the order to begin a second assault. He quickly maneuvered his element into an assault formation and charged the enemy fortifications. As his platoon viciously fought through the initial enemy defenses, Lieutenant Lantz was severely wounded by the intense enemy mortar fire. Completely disregarding his personal safety, Lieutenant Lantz took the radio from his mortally wounded radio telephone operator and, dropping his personal weapon, continued to direct the assault. In the face of murderous enemy firepower, Lieutenant Lantz was ordered to withdraw. He quickly executed an orderly withdrawal, personally insuring that no wounded were left behind. As Lieutenant Lantz was directing his platoon into the company perimeter, a re-supply pallet of ammunition was dropped outside the perimeter. He immediately organized a carrying party and moved to secure the ammunition. An intense firefight ensued, during which Lieutenant Lantz was mortally wounded. Lieutenant Lantz's aggressiveness, superior tactical knowledge and extraordinary personal valor in close combat against a numerically superior North Vietnamese force were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
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