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RIGOBERTO COTO CHACON


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • To my beautiful Uncle

    Posted on 12/7/18 - by Christina
    To my beautiful uncle, We never were able to meet while you were on Earth but I hope we meet when we are both in heaven. I wasn't born until over a decade later, but my father never forgot you. In your passing, you helped your mom financially but she always wanted to be with you. When she passed, we know she was happy to see you again. My father still had dreams about you and probably still does, decades later. You came to the states and made a life for yourself but your siblings followed your lead, and some came here with a green card and became citizens. My father came here and because of you, I live in the most wonderful country in the world. I think of you often. I love you even though we never met. Thank you for serving. My gratitude will never be enough. I love you.
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  • THANKS

    Posted on 11/1/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Sgt Rigoberto Chacon,
    Thank you for your service as a Radio Operator. I wish you hadn't passes so close to your birthday, sigh. Today we celebrate all the saints in heaven. Today, we celebrate you. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Sunset in Tres Rios

    Posted on 1/30/16 - by Luis Meseguer
    This is today Jan 30 th , 2016 real picture of the sunset in Tres Rios, the town where Rigoberto was born and he did grow up last century. Hope all of us do remind his example. God bless his family and friends.
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  • HOUR-LONG CONG BARRAGE KILLS TWO AMERICANS, 40 VIET SOLDIERS

    Posted on 1/30/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    By Edwin Q. White, Saigon, AP

    Viet Cong guerrillas killed two Americans and at least 40 South Vietnamese troops Thursday in an hour-long barrage attack on a government command post 35 miles north of Saigon, eyewitnesses reported. The guerrillas laid down their barrage with 81mm mortars and 57mm recoilless rifles on the Vietnamese unit engaged in a road clearing operation along Route 13 in an area controlled by the Viet Cong, informants at the scene said. There was no ground assault, and all contact apparently was broken off after the barrage ended. A relief force was lived into the area by helicopter several hours after the pre-dawn battle. It found the bodies of the Vietnamese soldiers and the two Americans scattered around the command post at the edge of the tiny village of Bau Bang. One wounded American also was found, and there were at least 20 others wounded, witnesses said. The wreckage of at least five armored personnel carriers that had been positioned around the command post lay strewn over the area. Earlier reports said that the government force was hit by a battalion of guerrillas. A battalion usually numbers between 300 and 500 men. A newsman who accompanied the relief force to Bau Bang also saw the body of one dead Viet Cong. A U.S. military spokesman in Saigon reported that casualties in the attack had been "heavy." He said there were nine Americans with the Vietnamese unit and that there had been American casualties. The Vietnamese units and their American advisers had bivouacked for the night when the Viet Cong attacked. [Taken from Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma WA, July 15, 1965] (Note: The two lost Americans from this incident were SSGT Patrick Spiker Jr. and SGT Rigoberto C. Chacon)
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SGT Rigoberto Coto Chacon, 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
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