James Edward Oestreich


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OESTREICH, James "Jim" Edward

Jim Edward Oestreich was born on February 2nd 1946 in Cromwell, Minnesota.

Mr. Oestreich served in the US Army in Vietnam beginning on November 16th 1965 with MACV, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Military Intelligence Group, A Company serving as a Radio Operator with a rank of Specoialist 4 (SPC4).

SP4 Oestreich was killed in action on March 29th 1967 in Quang Tri Province of South Vietnam.

He earned the following merits during his service:

  • Purple Heart,
  • National Defense Service Medal,
  • Vietnam Campaign Medal,  -and-
  • Vietnam Service Medal.


He was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in his hometown of Cromwell, Minnesota.


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

Vietnam Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Fold3

Jim Edward Oestriech : Specialist Four from Minnesota, Vietnam War Casualty (honorstates.org)

Jim Edward “James” Oestriech (1946-1967) - Find a Grave Memorial 

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