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ADOLFO MARTINEZ BEJARANO


is honored on Panel 41W, Line 51 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of PFC Adolfo M. Bejarano

    Posted on 7/20/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    In late September 1968, 1st Marine Division intelligence detected the presence of the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) 21st Regiment, 2nd Division, 141st Regiment, and the 368B Rocket Regiment near the Thuong Duc Camp, southwest of Da Nang in Quang Nam Province, RVN. In an early morning attack on September 28th, the PAVN overran two of the camp's outposts. The 7th Marine Regiment, supported by the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, were tasked with relieving the siege around Thuong Duc. A decisive battle began at 0400 hours on October 12th, following a preparatory mortar attack of forty 82mm rounds, as a PAVN company attacked the 2/5 Marines for control of the hills overlooking Route 4. As the North Vietnamese infantry attacked, mortar fire continued. The NVA focused their attack on Company E on Hill 163. Using a heavy volume of small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenade fire, the enemy closed within grenade-throwing range. Company E held fast, calling in extensive fire support, which involved more than 1,000 rounds of artillery (including 8-inch howitzers), mortar fire, attack aircraft, and AC-47 gunship support. The Marines reported killing 46 PAVN and capturing one for the loss of 8 Marines killed. The commander of 2nd Battalion later commented that the “particular vicious attack against E Company…almost succeeded.” The lost Marines included PFC Adolfo M. Bejarano, PFC Henry J. Kuykendall, LCPL Wiley L. Martin, PFC John E. Metzler, LCPL David A. Pietraszak, PFC Luis F. Saavedra, PFC James L. Thomas Jr., and PFC Michael L. Wasserman. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and “U.S. Marines in Vietnam: The Defining Year 1968” at marines.mil]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 1/20/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC BEJARANO,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. SEMPER FI. IT IS A NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/12/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/24/13 - by Robert Sage
    Adolfo is buried at Port Isabel City Cemetery, Port Isabel, Cameron County, TX.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/9/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Adolfo Martinez Bejarano, 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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The Wall of Faces

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