RUBEN M ARMENTA
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HONORED ON PANEL 17E, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

RUBEN MAXIMO ARMENTA

WALL NAME

RUBEN M ARMENTA

PANEL / LINE

17E/69

DATE OF BIRTH

12/20/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/30/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PICO RIVERA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RUBEN MAXIMO ARMENTA
POSTED ON 4.26.2018
POSTED BY: Simon Armatige

RIPeroni

RIPeroni
After the first phase,
after passionate nights and intimate days,

only then would he let me trace
the frozen river which ran through his face,

only then would he let me explore
the blown hinge of his lower jaw,

and handle and hold
the damaged, porcelain collar-bone,

and mind and attend
the fractured rudder of shoulder-blade,

and finger and thumb
the parachute silk of his punctured lung.

Only then could I bind the struts
and climb the rungs of his broken ribs,

and feel the hurt
of his grazed heart.

Skirting along,
only then could I picture the scan,

the foetus of metal beneath his chest
where the bullet had finally come to rest.

Then I widened the search,
traced the scarring back to its source

to a sweating, unexploded mine
buried deep in his mind, around which

every nerve in his body had tightened and closed.
Then, and only then, did I come close.
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POSTED ON 9.25.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC ARMENTA,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT/ I LIKE THE PHOTO OF YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ON THIS WALL. SEMPER FI AND REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 3.30.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Semper Fi Marine.

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POSTED ON 12.3.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Ruben Maximo Armenta, 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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POSTED ON 4.12.2013

Photo

Photo

Rest in peace with the warriors.

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