Jack Michael Zaitz


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ZAITZ, Jack Michael

Jack Michael Zaitz was born on January 23, 1948 to Joseph Anthony & Frances Margaret Zaitz in Hibbing, Minnesota.

Mr. Zaitz was inducted into the U.S. Army via Selective Service on January 24th 1968. He was assigned Light Weapons Infantry 'Bravo Rangers' to Company 'B", 60th Infantry, 5th Battalion, of the 9th Infantry Division. His tour of Vietnam began on June 24th 1968. He rose to the rank of Specialist 4th Class (SP4).

SPC Zaitz was killed by hostile fire while serving in action on November 25th 1968 in Long An Province of South Vietnam.

He earned the following merits for his service:

  • National Defense Service Medal,
  • Combat Infantry Badge,
  • Vietnam Campaign Medal,
  • Vietnam Service Medal,  -and-
  • the Purple Heart (posthumously),


Mr. Zaitz is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing, He is also honored with his name etched on the wall of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.


Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center | Veterans Memorial Hall (vets-hall.org)

Vietnam Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Fold3

Jack Michael Zaitz (1948-1968) - Find a Grave Memorial

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970 - Ancestry.com

Geneaology search - High School Index - Iron Range Research Center: Genealogical, other records from the Iron Range area in Northern Minnesota

Post as found on 1/23/23

Jack Michael Zaitz

SP4 Zaitz was born on January 23, 1948.  His hometown was Hibbing, Minnesota.

He was killed while serving in action on November 25, 1968.

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