Excerpt of message sent by Commanding General, United States Army, 
Republic of Vietnam (USARV), on May 20, 1969.

ARKOETTE, PETER A.

US 67 070 842, REPEAT, US 67 070 842

PFC E3 OFFICIALLY RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION 20 APR 69.

CO D, 2D BN, 12TH CAV, 1ST CAV DIV (AM) APO SF

MULTI FRAG WOUNDS ENTIRE BODY

AT FWD OBSERVATION BASE, GRENADE ATTACHED TO HIS WEB GEAR DETONATED FOR UNK CAUSE.  INVESTIGATION IN PROGRESS.

18 MAY 69 AT 1900 HRS, REPEAT, 18 MAY 69 AT 1900 HRS