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RONALD O MARQUEZ


is honored on Panel 33E, Line 20 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of SP4 Ronald O. Marquez

    Posted on 12/6/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On January 2, 1968, 2nd Platoon, C Company, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, was pursuing Viet Cong elements on the Di Linh Plateau, southeast of Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province, RVN. The operation flushed out several enemy trail watchers. At noon, the paratroopers entered the clearing of a narrow saddle connecting two hills. Several small skirmishes with the VC took place there. Later that afternoon, the platoon divided, and 1st Squad went east uphill while 2nd and 3rd began working their way westward towards the summit of another hill. Unbeknownst to them, a well-fortified enemy was waiting in bunkers along the length of the ridgeline. Within seconds, they unleashed a barrage of fire on the outnumbered paratroopers. The enemy inflicted multiple casualties on 2nd Platoon, particularly to 1st Squad. Six troopers were killed and another 16 wounded. They included SP4 Alan L. Blair, SGT Furman L. Johnson, PFC Hans Kletinger, SP4 Ronald O. Marquez, PFC Floyd P. Skaggs, and PFC Robert L. Williams. SP4 Bair died after being wounded in the leg by a grenade, his body found in a bamboo thicket where he bled to death after evading the enemy. SP4 Robert V. Vinscotski, who had been seriously wounded during the battle and medivacked with other injured paratroopers, died two days later from his wounds. [Taken from the book “My Gift to You” by Jerald W. Berry]
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  • always on my mind

    Posted on 11/12/15 - by ron011568@gmail.com
    Thank you primo. I'm Ronald Arron Martinez. I got my name because of you. You and my Dad were best of promos. My Dad and mom miss you everyday. Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. LOVE YOU VETERONO. RONALD ARRON MARTINEZ. FOREVER MINE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/7/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Ronald O Marquez, 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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  • Remembered

    Posted on 1/8/12
    (Photo Credit: Shelly D. Marquez) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • i feel close to you

    Posted on 11/9/11 - by ronald martinez ron011568@gmail.com
    I was named after you iam Ronald Martinez. You and my dad were best bros he never forgot you thank you. For your strength love you
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The Wall of Faces

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