ALVIN ADIKAI JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

ALVIN ADIKAI JR

WALL NAME

ALVIN ADIKAI JR

PANEL / LINE

4W/45

DATE OF BIRTH

01/21/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/14/1971

HOME OF RECORD

WINDOW ROCK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Apache County

STATE

AZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALVIN ADIKAI JR
POSTED ON 4.6.2020
POSTED BY: 1SG (Retired) Juan T. Mafnas

MY BEST FRIEND IN VIETNAM

Alvin and I were assigned to the Communications Platoon with HHC 2nd Bn. 502nd Inf. 101st Airborne Division, Camp Eagle, Hue, Vietnam. Since the platoon was only allowed 20 communications soldiers and there was 40 of us, 20 soldiers were sent to the Security Plt. and sent to a Firebase. Alvin was killed in March 1971 while I was on R&R with my family in Guam. My heart was broken when I found out about his death! Rest In Peace my brother till we meet again.
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POSTED ON 11.30.2019

Final Mission of PFC Alvin Adikai Jr.

Mai Loc Camp was a U.S. Army and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) base located west of Quang Tri in Quang Tri Province, RVN. During the early part of 1971, daily mine sweeps were conducted from Mai Loc on Highway QL-9 all the way to Highway 1. On March 14, 1971, an XM708 ¾-ton Dump Truck mine sweep vehicle was carrying an Engineer minesweeping team with some 101st Airborne personnel for security. The truck also carried four ARVN hitchhikers it picked up. Reportedly, the ranking engineer decided after partially completing the mission to board the dismounted crew with mine detectors and drive the rest of the way to Highway 1. While negotiating a curve in the road, the vehicle detonated a mine. The powerful blast, apparently from a command-detonated anti-tank mine, flipped the vehicle onto its roof. The M60 gunners on top of the cab were thrown off and the passengers riding in the bed violently ejected. Three of the ARVNs and the U.S. driver, SP4 Randy M. Rigsby of B Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, were killed. Four other Americans were injured. One of wounded, PFC Alvin Adikai Jr. of Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, later died of his injuries. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vvmf.org, and information provided by Norm Friedman (November 2019)]
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POSTED ON 3.14.2019
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

Alvin, You are remembered. Dine' Warrior.
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POSTED ON 9.10.2018

My Vietnam Friend

Alvin was my friend when we were stationed together in Vietnam. He was killed while I was on R&R in Guam. We were part of the Communications Platoon and he was sent into the Security Platoon at one of our Fire Base with the 101st Airborne unit.
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POSTED ON 3.14.2018
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

Alvin, You are remembered and honored. Dine' Warrior.
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