MIKE J AGUILAR
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

MIKE JOHN AGUILAR

WALL NAME

MIKE J AGUILAR

PANEL / LINE

1W/15

DATE OF BIRTH

06/24/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/10/1972

HOME OF RECORD

COMPTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MIKE JOHN AGUILAR
POSTED ON 5.26.2023
POSTED BY: Irene Aguilar

Chief

Bro-time has passed but your brotherly love still lingers on…!
I miss you lots. You were so young and strong as a soldier…you made Mom and Pops proud! My love to you always…Love, your sister Irene
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POSTED ON 5.10.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant Mike John Aguilar, United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Aguilar distinguished himself while serving as a Machine Gunner aboard an armored vehicle, Troop F, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, during a reconnaissance mission north of Trang Bang. As his platoon advanced, they encountered a large hostile force firing rocket propelled grenades and automatic weapons from well fortified positions. Immediately, Sergeant Aguilar began placing a heavy volume of fire upon the foe. Dismounting his track, he assaulted an enemy bunker, destroying the enemy inside with a hand grenade. Then, Sergeant Aguilar engaged an enemy soldier with his M-16 rifle at close range, eliminating the foe. Exposing himself to a hail of enemy bullets, he charged another bunker, successfully destroying its defenders. Sergeant Aguilar's gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/53929
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POSTED ON 5.10.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Bronze Star Medal Awards for Valor

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" (posthumously) to Sergeant Mike John Aguilar, United States Army, for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Mike John Aguilar distinguished himself by valorous action on 19 May 1971. When his unit became engaged with a determined enemy force, he exposed himself, with complete disregard for his own safety, to intense hostile fire as he moved forward to the point of heaviest contact and placed a heavy volume of suppressive fire on the insurgent forces. His courageous actions were an inspiration to the other members of his unit and were instrumental in the successful completion of the mission. His display of personal bravery, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/53929
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POSTED ON 7.7.2021
POSTED BY: Kenneth Newton

Chief

I will always remember you. The best tank commander a guy could have. It was a sad day when I discovered that you passed away in Vietnam. I was the driver of our vehicle until I rotated home. No words I can say how much you mean to me. Sgt. Kenneth Newton
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POSTED ON 3.21.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

Honoring you....

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt, "Citizen in a Republic", April 23, 1910
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