Although his Home City of Record is listed as Niagara Falls, NY in all Official Documents, Jonathan Peter Kmetyk was
Canadian. He is the only Canadian who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps that is listed as Missing in Action [Body not Recovered].
In 1966 at the age of 18, Jonathan Peter Kmetyk, from St. Catharines, Ontario, which is close to Niagara Falls, decided to join the U.S.
Navy with three of his friends but they were rejected.
Peter then, alone joined the U.S. Marine Corps in July 1966, arriving in VietNam on 9 March 1967 and assigned to the 1st Recon
He went out on a patrol on 14 November 1967 and never returned.....he was KIA west of infamous "Charlie Ridge"
in the mountains of Hieu Duc District bordering Thuong Duc. On the following page read the letter of his loss received by his mother .