Battery B 4/42 Artillery

4th Infantry Division

KIA 02/02/1968



2LT Culp was assigned to Battery B, 4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery, 4th Infantry Division.
He was killed in action while serving as a Forward Observer with Company D, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry,
during the Battle of Kontum, Tet Offensive 1968.


Age: 25
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth May 10, 1942
Religion: BAPTIST
Marital Status: Married

2LT - O1 - Army - Reserve
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 1193: Field Artillery Unit Commander
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Nov 1, 1967
Casualty was on Feb 2, 1968
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
Body was recovered

Panel 36E - Line 68


John Culp was wounded during the fight at the MACV Advisory Compound in Kontum City on February 2,
and was evacuated to the 71st Evacuation Hospital at Pleiku where he later died.





LT John P. Culp's decorations





LT John Culp in Vietnam


Photo courtesy of William Koontz Btry C 4/42 Artillery and 1/22 Infantry






John Paul Culp is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster,SC.


Grave marker for John Paul Culp


Monument at Lancaster Memorial Park


John P. Culp's name on the memorial









The website is grateful to David Olsen Trp A 3rd Sq 4th Cav 25th ID for much of the above photos and information

For a tribute to John Paul Culp click on the following link:

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