DANIEL M ARIZMENDEZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 63W, LINE 2 OF THE WALL

DANIEL MICHAEL ARIZMENDEZ

WALL NAME

DANIEL M ARIZMENDEZ

PANEL / LINE

63W/2

DATE OF BIRTH

04/18/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/29/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HOLLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Allegan County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DANIEL MICHAEL ARIZMENDEZ
POSTED ON 5.29.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Daniel Michael Arizmendez

HOME OF RECORD:
Holland, Michigan

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Daniel Michael Arizmendez (MCSN: 2202057), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company B, First Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 29 May 1968, Company B was conducting a search and destroy operation near DaNang when the Marines suddenly came under a heavy volume of small arms and automatic weapons fire from a large North Vietnamese Army force. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Corporal Arizmendez skillfully maneuvered his men across the fire-swept terrain and aggressively led his fire team in an assault on the enemy emplacements, accounting for four hostile soldiers confirmed killed. As his platoon continued to advance, the lead elements suddenly came under intense automatic weapons fire from a well-concealed enemy position and were pinned down. Fearlessly moving next to the North Vietnamese emplacement, he boldly threw hand grenades into the hostile fortification and silenced the automatic weapons fire, enabling the Marines to continue their attack. Ignoring the enemy rounds impacting near him, he was throwing smoke grenades to screen his company's movements when a Corpsman called for assistance in treating a wounded comrade. Reacting instantly, Corporal Arizmendez rapidly moved across the hazardous area and evacuated the casualty to a position of relative safety. While skillfully administering first aid to the injured Marine, Corporal Arizmendez was mortally wounded. His bold leadership and heroic actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the life of a fellow Marine. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty, Corporal Arizmendez upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 9.25.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CORPORAL ARIZMENDEZ,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MARINE GRUNT SEMPER FI AND REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 5.31.2016

Was Raised to know your sacrifice.

Uncle Danny: I know we never met but got to know you through my mom and your sister ( my Aunt). Thank you for Sacrificing for our Freedoms that we have today!
Love Your Niece.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2016
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fidelis, Corporal.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Daniel Michael Arizmendez, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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