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FRANCIS EDWIN CORTOR JR


is honored on Panel 17W, Line 100 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 2/2/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Sgt Francis Cortor,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. 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.
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  • Silver Star Recipient for Bravery ...A True Hero

    Posted on 9/21/17 - by K
    We still remember you for ur sacrifice and bravery
    God Bless You

    Francis Edwin Cortor, Jr
    Sergeant

    PERSONAL DATA
    Home of Record: Festus, Missouri
    Date of birth: Friday, 05/23/1947

    MILITARY DATA
    Service: Army (Regular)
    Grade at loss: E5
    Rank: Sergeant
    ID No: 499482636
    MOS: 11B40 Infantryman
    LenSvc: Between 3 and 4 years
    Unit: 3RD PLT, B CO, 1ST BN, 11TH INFANTRY, 5 INF DIV

    CASUALTY DATA
    Start Tour: Tuesday, 07/23/1968
    Cas Date: Tuesday, 10/21/1969
    Age at Loss: 22
    Remains: Body recovered
    Location: Quang Tri, South Vietnam
    Type: Hostile, died outright
    Reason: Artillery, rocket, or mortar - Ground casualty
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  • This is a real hero..who died helping his fallen comrades ..read below

    Posted on 9/21/17 - by K
    07 Aug 2008
    Sergeant Cortor was a true hero. Sergeant Cortor was not in my platoon but he volunteered to go with me and a few other men in my unit on repeated attempts to recover the bodies of two men in my platoon who had been killed earlier during a mortar attack. Each time we crested the hill in the recovery attempt, we were driven back by additional mortar fire. This brave young man gave up his life attempting to recover the bodies of fallen comrades so their remains could be sent home to their families. As long as there is a breath in my body, Sergeant Cortor will be remembered. He is with me and our Brothers always. May he forever rest in peace. Brothers of Bravo salute you, Sergeant Cortor.

    From a Bravo brother,
    Thomas P Combs
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  • Childhood friend & classmate

    Posted on 10/21/15
    I grew up with Duke. there were only about 25 boys in our class of 1965, so he was well known and respected by all who knew him.
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 10/21/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Francis Edwin Cortor , Jr.
    Date of birth: May 23, 1947
    Date of death: October 21, 1969
    Home of record: Festus Missouri
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    SYNOPSIS: Sergeant Francis Edwin Cortor, Jr. (ASN: 1698801), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam.

    Action Date: Vietnam War

    Service: Army

    Rank: Sergeant

    Company: Company B

    Battalion: 1st Battalion

    Regiment: 11th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 5th Infantry Division
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