ELPIDIO A ARQUERO
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HONORED ON PANEL 19E, LINE 77 OF THE WALL

ELPIDIO ALLEN ARQUERO

WALL NAME

ELPIDIO A ARQUERO

PANEL / LINE

19E/77

DATE OF BIRTH

05/14/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/10/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HONOLULU

STATE

HI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ELPIDIO ALLEN ARQUERO
POSTED ON 5.13.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.10.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Navy Cross Citation

Elpidio Allen Arquero
Date of birth: 14-May-39
Date of death: May 10, 1967
Home of record: Honolulu Hawaii
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross


Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Elpidio Allen Arquero (MCSN: 1694536), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as Platoon Sergeant, First Platoon, Company B, Battalion Landing Team 1/3, Ninth Amphibious Brigade, in the Republic of Vietnam on 10 May 1967. While participating in Operation BEAVER CAGE in Tinh, Quang Nam Province, Staff Sergeant Arquero's platoon was lead unit in a company search and destroy operation, when heavy contact was made with two companies of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regular forces. His flank security began receiving heavy automatic weapons fire and sustained several casualties. He immediately made his way to its position through the hail of enemy fire and courageously directed effective return fire. In order to provide much needed time for his platoon to deploy, he organized an assault element from the remaining members of his flank security. By this time the enemy fire power had increased in severity and effectiveness, yet he daringly continued to expose himself. Without concern for his own safety, he rallied his brave assault force and charged directly into the entrenched enemy positions. This action, which cost him his life, halted the advance of the enemy long enough to allow his platoon time to extract its wounded and withdraw to a defensible position. As a result of his heroic conduct and fearless devotion to duty, Staff Sergeant Arquero undoubtedly saved the lives of many comrades, upholding the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Action Date: 10-May-67

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Company: Company B

Battalion: Battalion Landing Team 1/3

Regiment: 9th Amphibious Brigade

Division: III Marine Amphibious Force
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POSTED ON 10.1.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR STAFF SERGEANT ARQUERO,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MARINE INFANTRY UNIT LEADER, AND A NAVY CROSS RECIPIENT. SORRY YOU WERE KILLED SO CLOSE TO YOUR BIRTHDAY. SEMPER FI AND REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 8.18.2016
POSTED BY: Juan Reyna, MSgt

Platoon 162, MCRD

You were one of our DI's from August to October 1965. Tough, disciplined and always a Marine. (DI photos are from 162's graduation book). Thankfully, 162 only had 2 KIA's, Unknown WIA's. You are never forgotten. Rest in peace, Marine.
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POSTED ON 4.26.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Elpidio Allen Arquero, 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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