RAFAEL R BENITEZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 86 OF THE WALL

RAFAEL RIVERA BENITEZ

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RAFAEL R BENITEZ

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5W/86

DATE OF BIRTH

10/24/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/08/1971

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POSTED ON 2.8.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

Platoon Sergeant Rafael Rivera Benitez was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action. He served as an Infantryman and was assigned to C CO, 1ST BN, 61ST INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV.
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POSTED ON 2.8.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Bronze Star Medal for Valor Award

Platoon Sergeant Rafael Rivera Benitez was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his gallantry in action. He was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Merit for his sustained meritorious service. He served as an Infantryman and was assigned to C CO, 1ST BN, 61ST INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV.
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POSTED ON 2.8.2022
POSTED BY: Phil "LT Mike" Maniscalco

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!

Dear Platoon Sergeant and SFC Benitez ~ You Are Not Forgotten!
Today, on the anniversary of your passing, I ran a mile with you in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, dear brother.
Each year since September 2015, at the annual 5th Division Army reunion, members of the Society of the Fifth Division, U.S Army remember the 514 soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 5th Division, who were Killed in Action in Vietnam. You are among the soldiers remembered. You Are Not Forgotten!

Phil “LT Mike” Maniscalco
Society of the 5th Division, U.S. Army
Delta Company 1/11 Infantry
Vietnam Sept 1968- Sept 1969
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POSTED ON 10.2.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever....
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POSTED ON 10.24.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant First Class Rafael Rivera Benitez, Served with the 2nd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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