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is honored on Panel 56W, Line 22 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A friend

    Posted on 8/19/17 - by David Manuel Rocca
    Our families worked together in the fields of Wautoma, Wisconsin and West Texas. We were great friends. I didn't see him again since we picked cotton in Big Spring, Texas. This must have been some time in the early 1960's Rest in peace my friend
  • Never forgotten

    Posted on 6/29/16 - by
    Marcos will live in the memories of fellow troopers of the 4/12 cav and those of the 3/5 cav. When our country called we served. Freedom of this great nation is bought with sacrifices of young men that do their duty. We became brothers and allegiance to the memories of America's finest. You will never be forgotten.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/18/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Marcos Hinojosa, 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
  • You are very missed

    Posted on 4/28/16 - by Janna Hoehn for RJ Molina
    Mr Marcos Hinojosa was one of our Vietnam Veterans KIA from Hebbronville, Texas. I am providing you his local friends stories that I have gathered or heard about over the years.

    First Mr Hinojosa's hometown information:

    Hebbronville, is located in South Texas brush country known as "The Vaquero Capitol of Texas and the USA."

    Hebbronville is also the county seat of Jim Hogg County. The county was named after the "first native born Texas governor."

    The county (established 1913/population avg 4--6k) has sent numerous sons and daughters to defend Democracy across the world. During WWI (over 20 JHC veterans), WWII (over 550 veterans, Korea Cold War(over 50 veterans), Vietnam (over 50 veterans and Iraq & Afghanistan Wars (over 50 veterans).

    Jim Hogg County had 12 veterans KIA during WWII. Our WWII veterans served in the European, Pacific and CBI War Theaters. One of our WWII veterans, Jesus Santos comes out at the end of the movie (faces & names of American POWs), "Back To Bataan" staring John Wayne and Anthony Quinn.

    We tragically lost Marcos Hinojosa during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a very popular student and athlete at Hebbronville High School.

    Marcos Hinojosa also played various musical instruments with his local group of friends band called The Nomads (named after a popular American made car).

    The Nomads band played at local dances with popular American pop music as well as Tex-Mex border (Tejano) music. They also gave serenatas/serenades such as to girlfriends, at birthdays and during the early morning hours of Mother's Day. Marcos also had a despedida/farewell party before he left for our country's service to Vietnam. (look up 'El Soldado Razo' or 'A La Guerra Me Llevan' popular American Tejano veteran songs.)

    Marcos Hinojosa became the first and only local Vietnam veteran killed in action (KIA). His funeral procession was attended by practically the whole town among the local VFW Post #357 veteran members and American Legion Post #2011 service/veteran members.

    During Mr Marcos Hinojosa's funeral, there were small American Flags decorated along the road to the Hebbronville Cemetary two miles away.

    Mr Lucio Herrera was not told of his beloved friend Marcos was KIA until after he got back from Vietnam. (Imagine the shock of his dear friend.)

    May Marcos Hinojosa rest in peace.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/17/10 - by Robert Sage
    Marcos cam home from VN after being wounded on 4301968. He was sent to the army hospital at El Paso. He died there on 6181968. He is buried at the Catholic Cemetery in Hebronville, TX. PH
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The Wall of Faces

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