GABRIEL R ALAMO
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 57 OF THE WALL

GABRIEL RALPH ALAMO

WALL NAME

GABRIEL R ALAMO

PANEL / LINE

1E/57

DATE OF BIRTH

11/18/1918

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/06/1964

HOME OF RECORD

LYNDHURST

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bergen County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

MSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GABRIEL RALPH ALAMO
POSTED ON 7.6.2018
POSTED BY: Michael Alamo

Always proud to be your son

54yrs is a long time dad, but not a day goes by that I don't wonder, what if you hadn't volunteered to go?, how would our lives have been different? But then I hug your 3 great grand daughters and the "what if" disappears. When I talk to them about your sacrifice...I'm reminded of how proud you make me feel to be the son of a legendary Green Beret Team Sgt of ODA 726.
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POSTED ON 7.6.2018
POSTED BY: Miguel Ybanez/Deputy Nueces County Texas

Never forget Duty and Honor

Today is the date of your honorable death. Let it be known that you are remembered and will inspire other warriors. The Team fought in the darkness against a ruthless foe. God grant you a restful sleep and Thank You for Your Service.
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POSTED ON 11.19.2017
POSTED BY: kr

MSG Gabriel R. Alamo - Birthday Remembrance (99th)

The "Friends of Rocky Versace" remember CPT Roger Donlon's Team NCOIC for ODA-726, MSG Gabriel Ralph Alamo, on the day after what would've been his 99th birthday - 18 November 2017. MSG Alamo received the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions on 5-6 July 1964 during the attack of the U.S. Army Special Forces camp at Nam Dong.
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POSTED ON 10.19.2017
POSTED BY: K

A Great Soldier....Great Warrior...Airborne All The Way....A Soldier's Soldier...

We still remember you Msgt Alamo...
God Bless You Always
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POSTED ON 4.22.2017

Final Mission of MSGT Gabriel R. Alamo

The Nam Dong CIDG camp was situated 32 miles west of Da Nang in a valley near the Laotian border. It was manned by South Vietnamese personnel with American and Australian advisers, and served as a major thorn in the side of local Vietcong militants. The Battle of Nam Dong took place on July 5–6 1964, when the Viet Cong and PAVN forces attacked Nam Dong in an attempt to overrun it. The Viet Cong struck at the camp at 2:30 AM to achieve the element of surprise, and reached the outer perimeter where South Vietnamese special forces managed to hold out. MSGT Gabriel “Pop” R. Alamo, an advisor with the 7th Special Forces Group at Nam Dong, was picking off advancing enemy soldiers with his AR-15 rifle when he was wounded by small arms. Alamo was bleeding from a shoulder wound, but he disregarded the pain to stay at his post. He had suffered burns from his earlier efforts to save supplies from the burning Command Post, but ignored the injuries to remain at his post and do his job. Beside the ammo bunkers at the camp was a deep excavation the soldiers called "the swimming pool." From that depression in the terrain, another American, radioman SGT John L. Houston, hugged the dirt to rain automatic fire on the advancing enemy. He did his best to repulse the enemy's advance at the ammo bunkers. Houston would fire at them, then move quickly, fire again, and repeat the action. His effort was an attempt to convince the enemy that there was more than one man holding them at bay from that position. He died after being hit by enemy gunfire. Alamo was also killed after sustaining multiple wounds. Both men were posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. The battle would last for five hours when the Viet Cong decided to abort the mission, fleeing into the jungle at sunrise. At the end of the battle, a total of 373 allies (twelve American Green Berets, 300 South Vietnamese, sixty Nung soldiers, and a single Australian military advisor) held off deadly attacks against 900 NVA and Vietcong. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and homeofheroes.com; the illustration by Larry Selman depicts American defenders using AR-15’s and mortar fire to repel the enemy. MSGT “Pops” Alamo leans next to the bunker, wounded badly in the fighting. From larryselman.com]
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