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 Peter Mathew Guenette

Peter Mathew Guenette

Birth
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Death 18 May 1968 (aged 20)
Burial Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7028091 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 22 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7028091
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Mathew Guenette (4 Jan 1948–18 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7028091, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .