ALBERT TIJERINA JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

ALBERT TIJERINA JR

WALL NAME

ALBERT TIJERINA JR

PANEL / LINE

4W/15

DATE OF BIRTH

07/25/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/01/1971

HOME OF RECORD

SAN ANGELO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tom Green County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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LEFT FOR ALBERT TIJERINA JR
POSTED ON 8.3.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap Albert Tijerina, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Your 79th birthday just passed, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Tomorrow is the 58th anniversary of the 2nd Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it still needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.1.2022
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Captain Albert Tijerina, Jr. was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot and was assigne to 21ST SPECIAL OPS SQDN, 56TH SPECIAL OPS WING, 7TH Air Force.
See https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/
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POSTED ON 8.4.2016

Final Mission of CAPT Albert Tijerina Jr.

On March 1, 1971, a U.S. Air Force helicopter CH-53C (tail number 68-10931), call sign Knive 34, from the 21st Special Operations Squadron, departed Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand at 0830 hours local on a classified mission to deliver Laotian troops to Lima Site 20 (Sam Thuong) in northern Laos. Knife 34 was hit by enemy fire while enroute, knocking out one engine, but the crew was able to sustain flight until they reached Lima Site 20. At approximately 1130 hours local, with the second engine failing, Knife 34 crashed on landing, spun right, rolled downhill, flipped and burst into flames. The flight engineers were able to bail out and were rescued. They were treated for minor abrasions and contusions. The pilot and copilot, MAJ Milton H. Ramsey and CAPT Albert Tijerina Jr., did not exit the helicopter and sustained fatal injuries in the crash. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and veteransmemorial.us]
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POSTED ON 6.9.2016
POSTED BY: thomas r bailey '63 TAMU

The Ultimate Sacrifice was made by this Corps member, who was killed during the Vietnam War.

The Corps of Cadets and Texas A&M University
Salute: Capt. ALBERT-TIJERINA-JR '65
“The Memorial for Vietnam Era”
“Corps Plaza Memorial”
College Station, Texas trb’63
For more information or adding information contact:
Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center 1400 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-1400 (979) 862-2862 http://corps.tamu.edu/contact-us
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POSTED ON 3.1.2016
POSTED BY: David L. Hine

NEVER FORGOTTEN

Texas A&M University - Class of 1965
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