HENRY VALENZUELA JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 33E, LINE 24 OF THE WALL

HENRY VALENZUELA JR

WALL NAME

HENRY VALENZUELA JR

PANEL / LINE

33E/24

DATE OF BIRTH

09/09/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/02/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SAN GABRIEL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HENRY VALENZUELA JR
POSTED ON 9.8.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 1.2.2019

Never forget the sacrifices never forget your service

My name is Daniel Martinez I'm related to art Alva is my brother and Henry is our uncle we lost contact with Maria my number is 626-222-0159,.. Vietnam Cambodia 7375 eagle pull
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POSTED ON 6.22.2018

Final Mission of PFC Henry Valenzuela

SP4 Frederick A. Pine and PFC Henry Valenzuela were infantrymen serving with 2nd Platoon, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. On January 2, 1968, they were part of a company-sized search and destroy mission in western Que Son Valley, Quang Nam Province, RVN, to investigate the infiltration of large numbers of North Vietnamese Army troops in the area. Contributing to the mission were engineers who were along to neutralize a 250-lb. bomb that had been dropped in the area by an allied plane but failed to detonate. It was located and blown in place. Continuing the mission, C Company took small arms fire while moving across a ridge from enemy combatants on an adjacent ridge. One of the engineers, PFC Jeffrey A. Larson, suffered a chest wound. He died while being treated by the 2nd Platoon medic. Gunfire was then exchanged with enemy soldiers in a creek bed below the ridge. 2nd Platoon was sent down to get a body count. They cautiously moved down into the small valley which contained large boulders and a streambed. Unbeknownst to the platoon, a NVA sapper unit had prepared defensive fighting positions there with spider holes and other concealed positions. As the platoon investigated the arroyo, their fire team leader was shot and wounded. PFC Valenzuela moved up in an attempt to recover his fallen comrade when he was hit several times by an NVA hidden in a spider hole. SP4 Pine, who was forward of Valenzuela, tried to help Valenzuela up by extending his rifle for him to grab. When Valenzuela sat up, the NVA in the spider hole fired again, hitting him five more times. By this time, the 2nd Platoon medic had crawled up to help the now deceased Valenzuela and wounded fire team leader. The medic, using Valenzuela’s rifle, and Pine were trying to kill the NVA in the spider hole when another enemy soldier snuck up and fired at Pine. He was killed after being hit in the back of the head. The Company commander sent members of 1st Platoon down to assist, and they were successful in recovering the wounded fireteam leader and medic. Pine and Valenzuela were left behind as the Americans withdrew from the streambed to rejoin the Company. It would be several days before their bodies were recovered in a mission conducted by B Company, 2/12th. Larson, the engineer who was killed while accompanying the mission, and Valenzuela were posthumously promoted to Corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Herb Marshall and Wayne “Doc” Owings (June 2018)]
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POSTED ON 5.26.2014

Our cousin will never be forgotten

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to record a story on the 10pm news about my cousin Henry Valenzuela Jr. And the sacrifice he made for our country, I shared it with my dad who is a proud Korean War Vet and other members of my family and friends. I wish he was with us today.
Sincerely
Rudy Valenzuela jr.
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POSTED ON 5.12.2014

Son of Henry Jr.

This message is to Major Pike. My name is Henry. I was 3 when my father was killed.I obviously don't remember him.I would love to hear about what you know of my father.
[email protected]

Thanks
Henry lll
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