"Forever On the Wall, Panel 29E Line 096"

Jonathan Peter Kmetyk
Lance Corporal E3
United States Marine Corps
Company "C", 1st Recon Battalion
1st Marine Division, FMF

KIA due to Hostile Small arms fire at Coordinates ZC164642
Body not Recovered.

Home City of Record: Niagara Falls, NY

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 Battalion.

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 .


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