Jesse Lynn Kestler – Private First Class, United States Army

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Full Name: JESSE LYNN KESTLER
Date of Birth: 4/28/1950
Date of Casualty: 11/12/1970
Home of Record: DALLAS TEXAS
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: PFC
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: QUANG NGAI


December 20, 1970: Killed-in-action in Vietnam, he became the central focus in a controversy between his divorced parents, each of whom wanted him to be buried near their homes.

Federal Judge Albert C. Wollenberg finally ruled that following memorial services in both Ontario, California, and Dallas, Texas, (the homes of his parents) he would be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


KESTLER, JESSE L

  • PFC USA
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 04/28/1950
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/12/1970
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/23/1970
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 47  SITE 739
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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