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ALBERT TIJERINA JR


is honored on Panel 4W, Line 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of CAPT Albert Tijerina Jr.

    Posted on 8/4/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On March 1, 1971, a U.S. Air Force helicopter CH-53C (tail number 68-10931), call sign Knive 34, from the 21st Special Operations Squadron, departed Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand at 0830 hours local on a classified mission to deliver Laotian troops to Lima Site 20 (Sam Thuong) in northern Laos. Knife 34 was hit by enemy fire while enroute, knocking out one engine, but the crew was able to sustain flight until they reached Lima Site 20. At approximately 1130 hours local, with the second engine failing, Knife 34 crashed on landing, spun right, rolled downhill, flipped and burst into flames. The flight engineers were able to bail out and were rescued. They were treated for minor abrasions and contusions. The pilot and copilot, MAJ Milton H. Ramsey and CAPT Albert Tijerina Jr., did not exit the helicopter and sustained fatal injuries in the crash. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and veteransmemorial.us]
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  • The Ultimate Sacrifice was made by this Corps member, who was killed during the Vietnam War.

    Posted on 6/9/16 - by thomas r bailey '63 TAMU thomas@hal-pc.org
    The Corps of Cadets and Texas A&M University
    Salute: Capt. ALBERT-TIJERINA-JR '65
    “The Memorial for Vietnam Era”
    “Corps Plaza Memorial”
    College Station, Texas trb’63
    For more information or adding information contact:
    Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center 1400 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-1400 (979) 862-2862 http://corps.tamu.edu/contact-us
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  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 3/1/16 - by David L. Hine hoosierfaces@att.net
    Texas A&M University - Class of 1965
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/11/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain Albert Tijerina Jr, 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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  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Albert TIJERINA, JR, USAF...who made the ultimate sacrifice

    Posted on 6/6/11 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awghile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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