JAMES SCUITIER

JAMES SCUITIER - PFC

  • HOMETOWN:
  • summit
  • COUNTY:
  • Union
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • February 14, 1947
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • February 28, 1968
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • PFC
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


James Scuitier was born on February 14, 1947.  His home of record is Summit, NJ.  He had a younger sister.

He entered the US Army and attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC).  Scuitier served with Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 4th Calvary, 25th Infantry Division. 

Scuitier was killed in action on February 28, 1968.  His unit was engaged in a reconnaissance force mission north of Saigon in South Vietnam.  The enemy launched an attack with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy automatic weapons fired after Scuitier's tank commander had stopped to check the ID of an indigenous person.  During the assault, the tank received two direct RPG hits. He is buried in Saint Teresa Cemetery, Summit, New Jersey.

Sources: Ray Beale (friend), various websites, findagrave.com and NJVVMF.

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