HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 56 OF THE WALL

JOSE GILBERTO VAZQUEZ

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JOSE G VAZQUEZ

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11W/56

DATE OF BIRTH

12/07/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/26/1970

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POSTED ON 4.2.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you......

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 10.31.2022

Attack on FSB Pine Ridge - April 26, 1970

FSB Pine Ridge was a 25th Infantry Division fire support base located on Nui Ong (Hill 284), approximately eight miles northeast of Dau Tieng in Binh Duong Province, RVN. Nui Ong was the highest peak (934 feet) in a nine-mile-long ridgeline running along the western edge of the Michelin Rubber Plantation. At 10:25 PM on April 26, 1970, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry at FSB Pine Ridge received twenty-five rounds of 82mm mortar fire, and ten to fifteen rocket-propelled grenade rounds from an unknown number of enemy. Immediately following the barrage, 10-15 enemy sappers breached the perimeter from the east and proceeded to detonate about twenty-five satchel charges and thirty hand grenades in hooches and bunkers throughout the firebase. The enemy force was engaged with unit weapons, artillery, helicopter gunships, U.S Air Force AC-119 Shadow and AC-47 gunships, and a flare ship. The infiltrators withdrew the same way they came in and contact was lost about 11:50 PM. Four U.S. soldiers were killed and thirteen wounded during the attack. The lost personnel included SSG Darreld E. Fisher, PFC Ronald E. Newman, PFC Robert L. Rogers, and SGT Jose G. Vazquez. Newman and Rogers were posthumously promoted to Corporal, and Vazquez was elevated to Staff Sergeant. Enemy losses were one killed. The rampaging enemy destroyed two line bunkers, one radio shack, one medic shack, one command post bunker, two artillery hooches, five sleeping hooches, and one generator shop with four generators. An artillery Fire Direction Center was lightly damaged. One AK-47 rifle and ten to fifteen satchel charges were evacuated. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Operational Report - Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, Period Ending 30 April 1970” at archive.org]
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POSTED ON 9.26.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SSgt Jose Vazquez, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart . Autumn has begun. 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 12.7.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 4.26.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Bronze Star Medal Award for Valor

Staff Sergeant Jose Gilberto Vazquez was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his exemplary gallantry in action. He was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Merit for his sustained meritorious service. He served as an Infantryman and was assigned to A CO, 2ND BN, 12TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV.
See http://www.coffeltdatabase.org/detreq2.php
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