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is honored on Panel 63W, Line 5 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Go, SGT Elias!

    Posted on 7/23/18
    I admire your duty, loyalty, and attention to detail out there. If you really were shot by your own, and ran like in the movie, you had a bold, brave spirit that kept your body alive...RIP..
  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/22/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sgt Juan Elias,
    Thank you for your service as a Tactical Wire Operation Specialist. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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.
  • Thank you

    Posted on 7/17/17 - by
    For the ultimate sacrifice. You have a daughter who is probably my age. If I may say thank you to her as well as she has sacrificed too. You are a rock star RIP
  • Dear Juan

    Posted on 7/17/17 - by anonymous
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice; we owe you a debt of gratitude, I can't wait to shake your hand when I get to Heaven; until then, RIP Angel
  • Final Mission of SGT Juan A. Elias

    Posted on 9/8/16 - by
    SGT Juan A. Elias and PFC Donald Miller were members of E Company (LRRP), 52nd Infantry, 1st Cavalry Division. On May 21, 1968, their team was rigging a grenade as a booby trap on an enemy trail in Thua Thien Province, RVN, when it accidentally exploded, fatally injuring PFC Miller and seriously wounding SGT Elias. Elias was evacuated to a naval hospital ship where he succumbed to his wounds on May 29, 1968. A third member of the team, SGT Larry Curtis, lost an eye in the incident. Donald Miller was posthumously promoted to corporal by the Army. [Taken from and]
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