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    Posted on 1/13/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sgt Albert Contreros,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantry Operations & Intelligence Specialist (Parachutist.) It is 2018, Happy New Year. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 12/29/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant Albert D. Contreros Jr., Served with Team 24, Company F, 58th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
  • Distinguished Service Cross Citation

    Posted on 11/20/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Albert Dionisio Contreros , Jr.
    Date of birth: 29-Dec-48
    Date of death: November 20, 1968
    Place of Birth: New York, New York
    Home of record: Whitehall New York
    Status: KIA


    Distinguished Service Cross

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant Albert Dionisio Contreros, Jr. (ASN: 11821119), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company F, 58th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). Sergeant Contreros' distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 20 November 1968, while leading a reconnaissance patrol southwest of Hue. Once inserted deep within enemy-infiltrated territory, Sergeant Contreros located a trail, apparently heavily-traveled, and established an ambush position. The following morning the team sprang the trap on an enemy squad, killing nine and capturing documents. Later, when the team commenced to move to the landing zone to be extracted, a concealed enemy force opened fire and wounded one American before the team could find cover. Sergeant Contreros immediately directed his men to return fire while he radioed for an ambulance helicopter. When gunships arrived over the conflict area, he pointed out enemy targets for them. At the same time, he medical helicopter had lowered a hoist rig through the jungle canopy and was pulling the casualty up when the communists renewed their assault. In an effort to protect the wounded man, Sergeant Contreros exposed himself to the hostile fusillade to direct the suppressive fires both of his men and the gunships. Suddenly, an enemy anti-personnel mine was detonated, inflicting fatal wounds on the heroic team leader. Sergeant Contreros' outstanding heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

    General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 476 (February 20, 1970)

    Action Date: 20-Nov-68

    Service: Army

    Rank: Sergeant

    Company: Company F

    Regiment: 58th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile)
  • From your sister

    Posted on 5/8/16 - by Myrna E Contreras
    My beloved brother simply wanted to let you know that I will be in your Vietnam June 9th of 2016. I will be visiting the home where we lost you, but I know spiritually you are always by my side
  • family

    Posted on 11/13/14
    He was apart of my family, and I actually was never told the story until now. I wasn't born at the time he died, but I will always remember him, because he died for our country and our freedom.
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