101 airborne combat patch
James Andres Palenik, Jr.
Palenik arrived at Fort Campbell, KY in 1967 and was assigned to A/2/501st.
He went with
A Company to Vietnam, December 1967.

PFC James Andres Palenik, Jr.
Died: April 10, 1968 in Thua Thien,
South Vietnam due to hostile fire.
Read the accounts of  April 10, 1968.
PFC James A. Palenik Jr. earned the Purple Heart (Posthumously) for military merit and for
wounds received which resulted in his death from small armed gunfire wounds during a firefight
with elements of the 812th NVA REG vic. Thon Phuoc Dien, Thua Thien, Republic of Vietnam.