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Name: Allen John Pretnar
Panel/Line: 49W/33
Force: Army - Selective Service
Company: C
Rank: Corporal
Pay Grade: E4
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Home of Record: Euclid, OH
Birth Date: February 4, 1943
Race: Caucasian
Gender: M
Religion: unknown
Married: N
Death Date: August 8, 1968
Cause of Death: "ground casualty by multiple fragmentation wounds, hostile";
Died in Long An at age 25
The body was recovered.
Allen John Pretnar

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Al and I were very close friends.  On August 7th we had survived the deadliest fire fight in Charlie Company's history, and we had all lost many friends.  I remember that we were eating and talking about everything that had happened that deadly day and we both agreed that tomorrow had to be better. The next day was his last.

 

Dan Mendlik