PETER MACIEL JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 14E, LINE 70 OF THE WALL

PETER MACIEL JR

WALL NAME

PETER MACIEL JR

PANEL / LINE

14E/70

DATE OF BIRTH

06/14/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/23/1967

HOME OF RECORD

FT COLLINS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Larimer County

STATE

CO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PETER MACIEL JR
POSTED ON 11.24.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Peter MacIel 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 10.14.2012

Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12948

120th Aviation Company UH-1B Razorback gunship (tail number 63-12948) shot down by RPG while on a gun run in the Rung Sat Special Zone, the swamp area southeast of Saigon, on 23 JAN 1967. Pilots were WO1 Julian A. Fincher Jr. (KIA) and CAPT Guinn J. Rogers (KIA). Crew included CPL Peter Maciel Jr. (KIA) and SP4 Michael Vitacco (KIA). Interestingly, both Maciel and Vitacco had CIBs, which indicates Infantry on a previous tour. Rogers had transferred into the 120th from D Troop, 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division. Rogers was reported Missing Due to Hostile Action on 25 Jan 67, then on the 26th Vitacco was reported Killed Result Hostile Action and and Fincher and Maciel reported Missing Result Hostile Action. On the 27th, the status of Maciel and Rogers was changed from Missing to Dead, and finally on the 30th, Fincher's status was changed to Dead. Sounds like they were low level on a gun run and took an RPG right up the pipe, exploded in midair, and it took a while to find the pieces or get the area clear enough of dinks to go in and look for them. (From: Bob Kilpatrick) [Taken from vhpa.org]

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POSTED ON 9.18.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Peter is buried at Grandview Cem in Ft Collins, CO. DFC AM-13OLC PH

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POSTED ON 5.11.2005
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson 2/502nd Infantry,101st Airborne

NEVER FORGOTTEN


You will never be forgotten by those who served in Vietnam.

May God bless you and cradle you in his arms

Your Nam Brothers...forever in our hearts
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