VICTOR A JUSTINIANO JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 42E, LINE 52 OF THE WALL

VICTOR A JUSTINIANO JR

WALL NAME

VICTOR A JUSTINIANO JR

PANEL / LINE

42E/52

DATE OF BIRTH

12/13/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

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PFC

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LEFT FOR VICTOR A JUSTINIANO JR
POSTED ON 10.30.2015
POSTED BY: Ken Snyder

Always Remember You!

Vic---You were one of (2) platoon medics when you died on 3 March 1968.I was from New Jersey and you New York.I might have died with you but was saved by being on R&R that no body else wanted.Now I must live with survivor's guilt for the rest of my life.Airborne All the Way my brother!
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POSTED ON 2.21.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Victor A Justiniano Jr, 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 3.9.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SERVICEMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

VICTOR A JUSTINIANO JR


who served as a


COMBAT MEDIC


with


COMPANY ' B '

3rd BATTALION

503rd INFANTRY REGIMENT


was posthumously awarded the


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

PURPLE HEART

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


and was entitled to wear the


COMBAT MEDIC BADGE

and

ARMY PARACHUTE WINGS


CITATION FOR AWARD OF THE

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


JUSTINIANO, VICTOR A., JR.
Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company B

3d Battalion (Airborne)

503rd Infantry Regiment

173rd Airborne Brigade


Date of Action: 3 March 1968


Citation:


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor A. Justiniano, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company B, 3d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade. Private First Class Justiniano distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 3 March 1968 as the medic of an infantry platoon conducting a search and destroy mission in the central highlands near Kontum. The patrol was following the trail of a wounded North Vietnamese soldier when it came under a heavy automatic weapons and rocket attack. The enemy was only ten meters to the front, entrenched in a reinforced bunker complex. Two men of the point element were wounded in the initial volley of fire. With complete disregard for his safety, Private Justiniano moved forward to aid them. As he advanced, he was wounded several times by automatic weapons fire and shrapnel from an exploding rocket. Ignoring his wounds, he crawled forward and finally reached the position where his two comrades lay exposed to enemy fire. He moved one man to safety and treated him. He then returned for the other soldier who was almost directly in front of an enemy position. As he attempted to rescue the casualty, Private Justiniano was mortally wounded. Private First Class Justiniano's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


HQ US Army, Vietnam
General Orders No. 3600 (26 July 1968)





THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE






14 FEBRUARY 1999



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POSTED ON 3.3.2006
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Your life is not forgotten

Victor, Although we never met,
I just want you to know you are
not forgotten. You gave the ultimate
sacrifice, your life for what you believed
in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you
for protecting the freedoms we enjoy
today.
A true American Hero.
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POSTED ON 3.27.2005
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Victor is buried at Puerto Rico Nat Cem.
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