Name: Jon R. Cavaiani
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Task Force 1, Advisory Element, USARV TAG SUP; Headquarters USARV
Date of Birth: 02 August 1943
Home City of Record: Merced CA
Date of Loss: 05 June 1971
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 164111N 1064346E (XD844455)
Status (in 1973): Released POW
Other Personnel In Incident: John R. Jones (missing)
Jon Cavaiani served his country with distinguished valor in the Vietnam War. Jon was a POW for 23 months.
After his release he returned to the US and on 12 December 1974 President Gerald Ford presented Jon the Medal of Honor, our Nation’s highest Military honor. In 1990 Jon retired after 21 years of service.
Jon passed yesterday 29 July 2014, after a long battle with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), a life threatening blood disorder. Please remember to pray for his family.
Rest easy sir. “You have fought the good fight, You have finished the course, You have kept the faith;” 2 Timothy 4:7 (NASB)