JOE G LONGORIA
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 10 OF THE WALL

JOE GILBERT LONGORIA

WALL NAME

JOE G LONGORIA

PANEL / LINE

26W/10

DATE OF BIRTH

06/23/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/19/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SAN ANTONIO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bexar County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOE GILBERT LONGORIA
POSTED ON 4.19.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

We Will Remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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POSTED ON 7.31.2020
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty. ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 4.30.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Joe Longoria, Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Today is the 45th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, and it is still sad. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.20.2018

Final Mission of SP4 Joe G. Longoria

Operation Washington Green was a joint operation of 173d Airborne Brigade and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) pacification campaign conducted in the An Lao Valley of Binh Dinh Province, RVN. On April 19, 1969, Sky Soldiers from D Company, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, with their Vietnamese counterparts were moving into a night Command Post position a mile southeast of Tam Quan city when a land mine consisting of one, possibly two, booby-trapped 105mm artillery rounds were detonated. Five U.S. troopers were killed in the blast. Another three Vietnamese National Policemen and a ARVN interpreter accompanying the Americans were also killed. An additional eight Sky Soldiers were wounded. A Dustoff (medical evacuation by helicopter) was requested at 7:52 PM and arrived on scene at 8:14 PM, and the wounded were flown to Qui Nhon. The five lost Sky Soldiers were SP4 Harold G. Bottoms, PVT Robert R. Bradley, SSG Larry H. Cooke, PFC Richard L. Hannon, and SP4 Joe G. Longoria. Bottoms and Longoria were posthumously promoted to Sergeant, and Hannon was posthumously promoted to Corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 6.29.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

On behalf of all the paratroopers who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
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