MANUEL R PUENTES
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 78 OF THE WALL

MANUEL RAMERIZ PUENTES

WALL NAME

MANUEL R PUENTES

PANEL / LINE

4W/78

DATE OF BIRTH

08/28/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/25/1971

HOME OF RECORD

EL PASO

COUNTY OF RECORD

El Paso County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MANUEL RAMERIZ PUENTES
POSTED ON 3.25.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Staff Sergeant Puentes for your devotion, leadership, and courage.
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POSTED ON 10.20.2014

Final Mission of PFC Manuel R. Puentes

On March 25, 1971, PFC Manuel R. Puentes, PFC Richard J. Rossano, and SSGT R.D. McDonell were rifleman and members of a 12 man combat patrol operating in northwest Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, a few miles south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Their patrol leader was Jimmy C. Johnson. During the patrol, the team was ambushed by enemy forces. It was reported that PFC Rossano was the first man to be hit, apparently by a blast from a grenade. Puentes was seen wounded, but moving under his own power seeking cover. The patrol was forced to withdraw. Johnson, Puentes, Rossano and McDonell were left behind. Attempts by reaction forces to reenter the area were unsuccessful. Johnson was later recovered with bad wounds in the lower body. He reported that SSGT McDonell had picked up a grenade to throw it back at the enemy, but the device had exploded in his hand, killing him immediately. McDonell was listed as killed, body not recovered. Rossano was also considered to be dead, but his body was not recovered. Puentes was declared Missing in Action, since he was last seen alive. There is a distinct possibility that he was captured. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 3.25.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Manuel Rameriz Puentes, 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 6.12.2012

Still praying to hear you made it home.

I will never give up hope that you will return home to your family. Today is the first time I have seen a photo of you. You look like a great soldier. I will always have your MIA bracelet. When you come home, I want to give it to you personally. God Bless Manuel Puentes.

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POSTED ON 3.25.2011
POSTED BY: Bob Surbaugh

Manuel Rameriz Puentes

Photo taken from taskforceomegainc website.
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