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THOMAS HARRY BAKER

  • Wall Name:THOMAS H BAKER
  • Date of Birth:9/28/1945
  • Date of Casualty:2/21/1967
  • Home of Record:STANTON
  • County of Record:MONTCALM COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:15E, 67
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

I V BOURRAGE

  • Wall Name:I V BOURRAGE
  • Date of Birth:7/31/1932
  • Date of Casualty:2/21/1967
  • Home of Record:DE KALB
  • County of Record:KEMPER COUNTY
  • State:MS
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:15E, 68
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI

DOMINGO R S BORJA


is honored on Panel 15E, Line 67 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 5/3/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SFC BORJA,
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A SPECIAL FORCES INDIRECT FIRE INFANTRYMAN. YOU ARE STILL MIA.
    PLEASE COME HOME.
    SUNDAY WAS THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF SAIGON. I AM SO SORRY. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF 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 ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • Final Mission of SFC Domingo R. Borja

    Posted on 6/26/14 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SFC Domingo R. Borja was a member of a Special Forces reconnaissance team attached to Headquarters & Headquarters Company, Command & Control Detachment, 5th Special Forces Group. On February 21, 1967, the team was operating in Laos near the Laos/South Vietnam border, in extreme northern Saravane Province very near the province boundary of Savannakhet Province. The location is so near Vietnam that some lists locate Borja's area of operations in South Vietnam. While trying to assist a wounded team member, Borja was confronted by an enemy soldier. Each fired at the other simultaneously, and both were killed instantly. Both bodies were checked by 2 team members who detected no signs of life whatever. Because of the enemy presence in the area, the remainder of the team evaded and left the body of Borja behind for later recovery. Subsequent efforts to locate and recover the remains for the next 5 days were unsuccessful. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/21/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SFC Domingo R S Borja, 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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  • CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

    Posted on 4/3/10 - by CLAY MARSTON CMARSTON@INTERLOG.COM


    SERGEANT FIRST CLASS



    DOMINGO R S BORJA





    who served with





    HEADQUARTERS & HEADQUARTERS COMPANY



    COMMAND & CONTROL DETACHMENT



    5th SPECIAL FORCES GROUP



    1st SPECIAL FORCES





    was a posthumous recipient of the



    following military decorations



    and service medals





    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS



    PURPLE HEART



    ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL



    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL



    KOREAN WAR SERVICE MEDAL



    REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOREAN WAR SERVICE MEDAL



    UNITED NATIONS KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL



    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL



    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL





    and having been a veteran of



    the KOREAN WAR he was



    entitled to a second award of the



    COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE





    He remains to this day as being



    MISSING IN ACTION











    ~~~ DE OPPRESSO LIBER ~~~













    THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

    AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL











    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN



    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE







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    CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE



    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS





    The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross ( Posthumously ) to Domingo R. S. Borja, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Command and Control Detachment, 5th Special Forces Group ( Airborne ), 1st Special Forces. Sergeant First Class Borja distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 21 February 1967 while serving as Special Forces advisor to a Vietnamese reconnaissance team. Sergeant Borja was leading his patrol towards a much used trail when voices in a North Vietnamese dialect were heard. As he and another man moved forward to investigate, he received a burst of machine gun fire. Reacting instantaneously, but calmly, Sergeant Borja fired and killed three of the enemy. As the other man moved forward to capture the enemy weapons, he was hit in the chest by another burst of fire. Sergeant Borja again fired, killed the attackers, and ran out to drag the man back to safety. Disregarding his exposure to fire from an estimated company of insurgents, he brought the man back to the unit, then led them out of the area. As they moved, the casualty and several other men became separated from the main force. Again ignoring the danger, Sergeant Borja returned to unite the straggling element with the leaders. Just as he located the small group, he saw an insurgent about to fire on them. The two men saw each other simultaneously and fired, killing each other instantly. Sergeant Borja's selfless actions prevented his team from suffering heavy casualties and enabled it to complete its mission. Sergeant First Class Borja's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.







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    R E M E M B R A N C E






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  • wearing your bracelet

    Posted on 5/24/06 - by linda beyers
    i received your mia bracelet when i was just a child -innocent and just becoming aware of the enormous sacrafices you made for all of us ....still have the bracelet and still pray for you ,thank you , linda
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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