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VICTOR DI CAVALLUCCI


is honored on Panel 42E, Line 3 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of 2LT Victor DiCavallucci

    Posted on 7/15/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    2LT Victor DiCavallucci was the commanding officer of the 42nd Army Postal Unit and SFC Edward J. Kaminski and SP4 Richard E. Beckwith postal clerks serving with the 42nd APU. On February 29, 1968, they were travelling in a M151 jeep to Camp Eagle when they were ambushed by a group of North Vietnamese Army regulars. The three postal soldiers were driving from Phu Bai Combat Base, taking a shortcut from Highway 1 to Camp Eagle, on a road which had not yet been cleared that day. They were on their way to meet up with the recently arrived 3rd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division to whom they were to be assigned to provide postal services. SP4 Beckwith was driving when their vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. The explosion overturned the vehicle and all three men were wounded. The NVA then moved in and machine gunned them at close range. A reaction force which responded to the scene reported finding spent M16 shell casings, revealing that the lightly-armed Americans had attempted to defend themselves. Members of the 8th Radio Research Field Station (8th RRFS) at Phu Bai Combat Base were sent out with an ambulance to help recover their bodies. A memorial service was later held for the three soldiers at the 8th RRFS chapel. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Dwaine Heinrich (June 2017)]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/28/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 2LT Victor Di Cavallucci, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Submitted by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation

    Posted on 7/26/13 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
    If you have any additional information about this hero or are a relative, please contact the Foundation at shagarty@njvvmf.org or 1-800-648-8387.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/6/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Victor is buried at Beverly National Cemetery.
  • My roommate from OCS

    Posted on 7/25/07 - by H. W. Hennessey Jr., formerly MAJ, CmlC hhenness@hawaii.rr.com
    Vic,

    I still think of you every day. God Bless and keep you and Tom.

    Hank
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