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James R. Gentile

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

13283746

B Troop
1st Squadron
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment 

Entered the Service from: New York
Died: March 26, 1969
Buried at: Section 53 Site 383
                  Arlington National Cemetery
                  Arlington, Virginia
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart

STAFF SERGEANT JAMES RAYMOND GENTILE  was born on February 8, 1926, at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ. He was the youngest of six children born to Alfonzo and Buelah Gentile. The 1930 Cesus shows the family living in Hainesport, New Jersey. James R. Gentile was placed in The Children’s Home of Burlington County on July 17, 1934. 

James R. Gentile lied about his age to enlist in the United States Army during World War II. He may be the same James R. Gentile who was awarded the Silver Star while serving with the First Cavalry Division. James R. Gentile made a career out of the Army, and saw duty in Korea, and in time Vietnam, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant

Staff Sergeant Gentile had retired from active duty  but was recalled to service, as his specialty of Armor Intelligence Specialist was needed in Vietnam. His tour of duty began on August 5, 1968. Sadly, Staff Sergeant Gentile was killed in action on March 26, 1969.


JAMES R. GENTILE
is honored on Panel 28W Line 45 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


MESSAGES LEFT ON THEWALL-USA

** Note that some of these messages are from years ago
and their contact information may not be good anymore **

My Father, My Hero

My father, was killed in 'nam  2 days, before i was  a year old.Though I didn't know him, he will always be my hero, for giving his life for his country, as a lot of other men did. I tip my hat to all who fought for the USA. If anyone, out there has information about my dad, or any pictures of him please e-mail me.

Jay Gentile
road_block_j@yahoo.com
son
Watertown, New York
Jan 19, 2007

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SSGT Gentile was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: 11thacrkia@gmail.com or through our website.

OPERATION EMBRACE
11thacrkia@gmail.com
http://www.11thcavnam.com
Oct 28, 2006


BLACKHORSE TROOPER
POST-TO-POST HORSE-TO-HORSE AND ONTO FIDDLERS GREEN ALLONS AND AMEN.
Saturday, March 26, 2005


You will always be remembered.


Gentile gave his all for our country in three wars. He lied about his age to go into the military in WWII and was a Japanese POW and was lucky to survive that and he fought in the Korean war and retired from the Army but was called back up because of his critical MOS and went to Nam. He didn't have to search the bunkers and tunnels because of his rank and age but he did anyhow and was killed by a bobby trapped grenade. He was liked and respected by all. I was deeply sadened by his death and will never forget him. For more information please contact me at 770-458-4880


Glenn Haller
glennac8@yahoo.com
I served with him in B Trp. 11ACR
3870 Granger Dr.
Chamblee, GA 30341 USA
Monday, April 29, 20024


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