James “Gasman” Lee Riter

James “Gasman” Lee Riter

Age: 21
Branch: USN
Rank(s): SA, EM3
Unit(s): UDT13, ST1
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 20 Dec 1970
Location: Kien Hoa, South Vietnam
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for valor, Purple Heart w/ Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ four Bronze Stars, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

EM3 Riter died from small arms fire in an ambush.