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ALBERT CLIFTON FILES JR

  • Wall Name:ALBERT C FILES JR
  • Date of Birth:7/26/1941
  • Date of Casualty:3/25/1967
  • Home of Record:SACRAMENTO
  • County of Record:SACRAMENTO COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:17E, 43
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH

ROCKWELL SELDEN HERRON

  • Wall Name:ROCKWELL S HERRON
  • Date of Birth:8/29/1947
  • Date of Casualty:3/25/1967
  • Home of Record:HAWORTH
  • County of Record:BERGEN COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:17E, 44
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH

PEDRO INCARNACION GARCIA


is honored on Panel 17E, Line 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Uncle Pete

    Posted on 8/2/16 - by Roel.rene.gutierrez@gmail.com
    Pete Garcia is my uncle, my mom's youngest brother. As a family we are very proud of you and I always tell your story and the legend that you are. Rest easy Tio!
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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 3/25/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Pedro Incarnation Garcia
    Date of birth: October 18, 1947
    Date of death: March 25, 1967
    Place of Birth: Texas, Victoria
    Home of record: Corpus Christi Texas
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star

    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 an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Pedro Incarnation Garcia (ASN: RA-18745539), United States Army, for gallantry in action on 5 October 1966, while serving as a Platoon Medic in Company C, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate), in the Republic of Vietnam. The company encountered a dug-in enemy force while conducting a search and destroy operation and engaged the enemy at very close range. With complete disregard for his own life and safety, Private First Class Garcia advanced through a hail of enemy small arms fire and hand grenades to treat the wounded. He dragged wounded men back to safer positions to treat them. He continued to move throughout the area exposing himself to the enemy fire on numerous occasions, completely disregarding his own wounds in order to insure that all the wounded men were cared for and prepared for evacuation. Private First Class Garcia was wounded a second time but again refused medical aid for himself and continued to treat the other wounded men until the fight ended. Private First Class Garcia's outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty and personal bravery 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, II Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 264 (December 17, 1966)

    Action Date: October 5, 1966

    Service: Army

    Rank: Private First Class

    Company: Company C

    Battalion: 2d Battalion (Airborne)

    Regiment: 503d Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate)
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/25/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SGT Pedro Incarnacion Garcia, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Award of the Silver Star Medal

    Posted on 7/26/12 - by

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  • Photo

    Posted on 7/8/11 - by Ram Chavez rchavez20@stx.rr.com
    For gallantry in action. Private First Class Garcia distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 5 October 1966, while serving as platoon medic. The company encountered a dug-in enemy force while conducting a search and destroy operation and engaged the enemy at very close range. With complete disregard for his own life and safety, Private First Class Garcia advanced through a hail of enemy small arms fire and hand grenades to treat the wounded. He dragged wounded men back to safer positions to treat them. He continued to move throughout the area exposing himself to the enemy fire on numerous occasions, completely disregarding his own wounds in order to ensure that all the wounded men were cared for and prepared for evacuation. Private First Class was wounded men until the fight ended. Private First Class Garcia’s bravery were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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The Wall of Faces

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