Deceased January 17, 1969, Vietnam.
Bay Youth Killed in Vietnam. Army Pfc. Jeffrey D. Rupp of Bay Village has become the 307th Greater Clevelander to die in Vietnam combat. Pfc. Rupp, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Rupp Jr., 281 Parkside Drive, died Friday. He had stepped on a land mine two days earlier. He had been on patrol just below the DMZ about 20 miles inland from the Tonkin Gulf for his unit, C Company, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). HIS FINAL letter, telling of his duties, reached Bay Village the day the family learned of his death. He was a 1966 Rocky River High School graduate. The Rupp family moved here in 1963. Fond du Lac, Wis., was his birthplace. The elder Rupp, a freelance writer and photographer here, was wounded in France in World War II. Pfc. Rupp worked for Pope Hardware Co. in Lakewood from his high school graduation until he was drafted last June. He had hoped to attend college. He went to Vietnam Thanksgiving Day. In addition to his parents, he leaves two brothers, Michael and David, and two sisters, Christine and Joy. Military rites and burial will be in Fon du Lac [sic]. Published in The Plain Dealer January 21, 1969.
Jeffrey David Rupp
Private First Class
C CO, 2ND BN, 506TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Bay Village, Ohio
September 07, 1948 to January 17, 1969
JEFFREY D RUPP is on the Wall at Panel W34, Line 29
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