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is honored on Panel 14E, Line 55 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 2/14/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Julian Martinez Alvarez, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/28/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 1/20/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Julian Martinez Alvarez
    Date of birth: February 14, 1942
    Date of death: January 20, 1967
    Home of record: McAllen Texas
    Status: KIA


    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Julian Martinez Alvarez (ASN: US-54717245), United States Army, for gallantry in action. Private First Class Alvarez was serving as a rifleman of the Third Platoon of Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, while on a search and destroy mission in the Republic of Vietnam on 28 January 1967. The unit was brought under fire by a reinforced North Vietnamese squad size force armed with automatic weapons. Private Alvarez was seriously wounded in the initial contact but he ignored the serious nature of his wounds and returned the enemy fire in an attempt to gain fire superiority. Private Alvarez continued to maneuver in order to establish a better firing position. His accurate and heavy volume of fire had the desired effect of silencing the enemy fire but he was wounded again, this time fatally. Private Alvarez's heroic action contributed greatly to the success of the company mission. Private Alvarez's outstanding aggressiveness, devotion to duty and personal bravery were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
    General Orders: Headquarters, I Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 245 (March 11, 1967)

    Action Date: January 20, 1967

    Service: Army

    Rank: Private First Class

    Company: Company A

    Battalion: 1st Battalion

    Regiment: 35th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 25th Infantry Division
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/8/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Julian Martinez Alvarez, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/18/12 - by Robert Sage

    Julian is buried at Roselawn Cemetery, McAllen, TX. SS PH

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