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Jon Robert Cavaiani
Head and shoulders of a man with gray hair, a full gray beard, and tinted glasses in a tuxedo. A medal, hanging from a blue ribbon around his neck, sits just below his bow tie.
Cavaiani in 2004
Born (1943-08-02)August 2, 1943
Royston, Hertfordshire, England
Died July 29, 2014(2014-07-29) (aged 70)
Stanford, California, U.S.
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1968 – 1990
Rank Sergeant Major
Unit 5th Special Forces Group
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Medal of Honor
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Purple Heart

Jon Robert Cavaiani (August 2, 1943 – July 29, 2014) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War. Cavaiani was released by the Provisional Government of Vietnam on April 27, 1973.

Cavaiani emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1947 at age four.

Cavaiani died at the age of 70 in Stanford, California. He had myelodysplastic syndrome.


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