RAMON LOPEZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 44E, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

RAMON LOPEZ

WALL NAME

RAMON LOPEZ

PANEL / LINE

44E/38

DATE OF BIRTH

07/02/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SAN JUAN

STATE

PR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

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LEFT FOR RAMON LOPEZ
POSTED ON 3.20.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SFC Ramon Lopez, 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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POSTED ON 3.13.2014
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you SFC Lopez for your devotion, leadership, and courage.
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POSTED ON 12.26.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Ramon is buried at Municipal Cemetery in Salinas, PR.
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POSTED ON 2.6.2001
POSTED BY: Veterans, 1st Bn. 46th Inf. 198/196 Bdes. Americal

1/46th Inf, 198th/196th Bde. Americal

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop that steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-laden bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step on over to the other side. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest in peace, brother.

Ramon Lopez was a member of Charlie Company, First Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. He is honored here by the veterans of 1/46th.

The 1/46 came in-country by ship on October 4, 1967 as part of the 198th Light Infantry Brigade. The 198th became part of the Americal Division. After one month of orientation at Duc Pho, the battalion was deployed north of Chu Lai and patrolled from Hill 54, Hill 69 and LZ Baldy in Quang Tin Province. In March of 1969, the battalion moved to LZ Professional, in the mountains southwest of Tien Phuoc, Quang Tin Province, to relieve a battered 1/52nd Infantry of the 198th. In July of 1969, the battalion, which had been operating under operational control of the 196th LIB of the Americal, became a permanent member of that brigade. The battalion operated from LZ Professional until August of 1970. In February of 1970, the battalion established a temporary firebase at LZ Mary Ann, at a remote mountain site near Hau Duc, Quang Tin Province. The battalion returned to Mary Ann in the summer of 1970 and operated from there and LZ Young, between Tien Phuoc and Tam Ky, during 1970 and 1971. The battalion left Mary Ann in April of 1971 when the Americal Division was deactivated and the 196th Brigade reverted to its status as an independent brigade and deployed at Danang, to provide security for the port. The 1/46th left Vietnam in June, 1972. 232 names on this wall, approximately half the battalion's actual field strength at any given time in Vietnam, were members of 1/46th, or died while deployed with us.
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