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SPC Peter Mathew Guenette
Birth: Jan. 4, 1948
Troy
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: May 18, 1968
Binh Duong, Vietnam

Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient was trained as a machine gunner and reached the rank of Specialist 4. He was killed in action while assigned to Co. D, 2nd Battalion, 506th Inf., 3rd brigade. While heavily engaged with an enemy unit in the QuanTanUyen Province, Peter and his assistant gunner and two other soldiers were laying down suppression fire when an enemy grenade landed next to Peter. At the age of 20 he made the decision to jump on top of the grenade allowing his body to absorb the blast thus saving his fellow soldiers. (bio by: Toni Mantey) 
 
Burial:
Saint John's Cemetery
Lansingburgh
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 22, 2002
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SPC Peter Mathew Guenette
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SPC Peter Mathew Guenette
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SPC Peter Mathew Guenette
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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