Nicholas C. Petanovich
High School Photo
Lieutenant Petanovich was riding on his Armored Cavalry Vehicle when the unit came under attack.
According to one withness, a Rocket Propelled Grenade hit the antenna. He was admitted
to the hospital for treatment of his wounds and expired thereafter.
1LT Petanovich was awarded three (3) Bronze Stars (BSM & 2 OLC) and two (2) Purple Hearts according to his grave marker.
We are attemtping to locate documentation to determine whether the medals were for achievement, merit, or Valor, or a
combination of the 3 types in order to post the appropriate medal in his shadow box above.
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