William Jursza Jr.
Company A 1/22 Infantry
4th Infantry Division
KIA April 27, 1968
SGT - E5 - Army - Regular
26 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 09, 1942
From BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY
Grade at loss: E4
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Jun 22, 1967
Casualty was on Apr 27, 1968
in KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
Panel 52E - - Line 30
William Jursza was
killed while on Operation MacArthur/Binh Tay, at Chu Moor
approximately 25 kilometers west of Polei Krong, in Kontum Province.
SGT William Jursza's decorations
William is also eligible to receive
the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
and Vietnam Service Medal
from the State of New Jersey
Bill Jursza's High School photo noted
that he was
a Student Congress Representative and a Cafeteria Usher.
William Jursza was killed in
action during the Battle for Chu Moor mountain.
The website is grateful to John McKee and Charlie "Doc" Shyab
for contributing the rubbings they took of all the names
of the 1st Battalion Killed In Action during the battle for Chu Moor.
Holy Cross Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Block 80, Sec B ,Row P, Grave 47
Grave marker for William Jursza
Photos by Stephen Lignowski
William Jursza's name is engraved on the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Photo from the DistantCousin.com website
For a tribute to William Jursza click on the following link:
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