Staret John Ingleston

Army of the United States
25 February 1950 - 29 March 1970
Martville, New York
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Staret John Ingleston

21 Nov 2001

I remember your brother Kelly of Red Creek, NY, bringing in your medals to school for show and tell. It was a sad day. I was 9 or 10 years old at the time. It was the first time in my life I saw a Purple Heart Medal. I remember it being a sad day and your brother being proud of the medals. Rest in peace.

Dale Lash

29 Sep 2007

Uncle Star,

I never met you, but I decided to follow in your footsteps, regardless. I too served in the 7th Cavalry during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and III. I'm a Staff Sergeant now and have been in for 9 years. I want give my kids a name they can believe in like you did for me. I'll be seeing you on Fiddler's Green. "GARRYOWEN"

From his nephew,
Nicholas Ingleston

A Note from The Virtual Wall

At 0415 hours, 29 March 1970, FSB Jay (located 8 Kilometers Southwest of Thien Ngon Airfield) was attacked by elements of the 272nd North Vietnamese Army (NVA) Regiment, supported by a heavy indirect fire attack.  After a fierce fight, during which some 10 to 12 enemy soldiers penetrated the position, American direct fire artillery repulsed the assault.   A total of 74 NVA were killed in action (35 by artillery).  Three prisoners of war and miscellaneous weapons and equipment were captured.  The American Artillery units on FSB Jay were from the 1st Cavalry Division’s 19th Artillery (6x105mm) and 12th Artillery (6x155mm) Regiments.  On 30 March, the 7th Cavalry, and the Artillery units moved to FSB Hannas.  On 3 April the 7th and 19th moved to FSB Blondin (possibly named after SP5 Blondin) while the 12th moved to Quan Loi and was replaced by moving 3 tubes of the 30th Artillery from FSB Illingworth to FSB Blondin.

Americans paid a high price from the assault on FSB Jay – 14 killed and 53 wounded in action. The US dead were:

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 21 Nov 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009