George Peyton Colangelo
Private First Class
C CO, 4TH BN, 9TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
June 19, 1943 to December 19, 1967
GEORGE P COLANGELO is on the Wall at Panel 32E, Line 21

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Operation YELLOWSTONE (December 8, 1967 and continuing). This was a multi-brigade operation involving the 1st and 3rd Brigades, 25th Infantry Division and took place in War Zone "C" located in the northern part of Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam. The purpose of YELLOWSTONE was to destroy Viet Cong (VC) and North Vietnam Army (NVA) forces and installations and complete engineering projects of rebuilding or constructing road networks, United States Special Forces (USSF)/Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) Camps, and Katum (XT3389) airfield.

The 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division established a base camp at Katum with its Tactical Area of Operation and Interdiction (TAOI) in the northern part of War Zone "C". The brigade's operation was characterized by daily multiple company sized airmobile combat assaults which were exploited by extensive Search & Destroy (S&D) operations. Another base camp was established at Bo Tuc (XT3885) on 19 December 1967 when the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry and two batteries of the 7th Battalion, 11th Artillery were airlifted into Fire Support Patrol Base (FSPB) Beauregard. During the period from 19 December until 23 December, the 4th Battalion lost 12 men while patrolling the area. In addition, during the early hours of 20 December 1967, NVA forces conducted a joint ground-mortar attack against FSPB Beauregard which resulted in 40 KIA's (by body count) to the enemy force. There were 6 killed and 22 US wounded during the mortar attack. The men killed during this period were:

A Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry (20 December) B Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry C Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry D Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry
- - The Virtual Wall, June 3, 2014

I'm Mary Teresa (Colangelo). When my dad was killed, I was listed as his Primary Next of Kin (PNOK). My Dad had a half sister who was much older. She's passed away now. My grandparents (Mrs and Mr John Colangelo) have also passed away and are buried in Our Lady Queen of Heaven cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.



General Orders Awarding the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service
Provided by Mary Teresa, PFC Colangelo's daughter.
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Citation for Bronze Star for Meritorious Service
Provided by Mary Teresa, PFC Colangelo's daughter.
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PFC Colangelo is buried in
Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C.
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