MAXIMO YABES
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HONORED ON PANEL 15E, LINE 102 OF THE WALL

MAXIMO YABES

WALL NAME

MAXIMO YABES

PANEL / LINE

15E/102

DATE OF BIRTH

03/29/1932

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/26/1967

HOME OF RECORD

OAKRIDGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lane County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

FSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MAXIMO YABES
POSTED ON 2.26.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Medal of Honor

Maximo Yabes
Date of birth: January 29, 1932
Date of death: February 26, 1967
Burial location: Sheridan, Colorado
Place of Birth: California, Lodi
Home of record: Eugene Oregon
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to First Sergeant Maximo Yabes (ASN: 19406251), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Phu Hoa Dong, Republic of Vietnam, on 26 February 1967. First Sergeant Yabes distinguished himself with Company A, which was providing security for a land clearing operation. Early in the morning the company suddenly came under intense automatic weapons and mortar fire followed by a battalion sized assault from three sides. Penetrating the defensive perimeter the enemy advanced on the company command post bunker. The command post received increasingly heavy fire and was in danger of being overwhelmed. When several enemy grenades landed within the command post, 1st Sergeant Yabes shouted a warning and used his body as a shield to protect others in the bunker. Although painfully wounded by numerous grenade fragments, and despite the vicious enemy fire on the bunker, he remained there to provide covering fire and enable the others in the command group to relocate. When the command group had reached a new position, 1st Sergeant Yabes moved through a withering hail of enemy fire to another bunker 50 meters away. There he secured a grenade launcher from a fallen comrade and fired point blank into the attacking Viet Cong stopping further penetration of the perimeter. Noting two wounded men helpless in the fire swept area, he moved them to a safer position where they could be given medical treatment. He resumed his accurate and effective fire killing several enemy soldiers and forcing others to withdraw from the vicinity of the command post. As the battle continued, he observed an enemy machinegun within the perimeter which threatened the whole position. On his own, he dashed across the exposed area, assaulted the machinegun, killed the crew, destroyed the weapon, and fell mortally wounded. 1st Sergeant Yabes' valiant and selfless actions saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers and inspired his comrades to effectively repel the enemy assault. His indomitable fighting spirit, extraordinary courage and intrepidity at the cost of his life are in the highest military traditions and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 71 (November 15, 1968)

Action Date: 26-Feb-67

Service: Army

Rank: First Sergeant

Company: Company A

Battalion: 4th Battalion

Regiment: 9th Infantry Regiment

Division: 25th Infantry Division
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POSTED ON 3.23.2016
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN

Peace with Honor

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Maximo.
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POSTED ON 2.16.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of FSGT Maximo Yabes

FSGT Maximo Yabes distinguished himself with Company A, which was providing security for a land clearing operation. Early in the morning the company suddenly came under intense automatic weapons and mortar fire followed by a battalion sized assault from 3 sides. Penetrating the defensive perimeter the enemy advanced on the company command post bunker. The command post received increasingly heavy fire and was in danger of being overwhelmed. When several enemy grenades landed within the command post, FSGT Yabes shouted a warning and used his body as a shield to protect others in the bunker. Although painfully wounded by numerous grenade fragments, and despite the vicious enemy fire on the bunker, he remained there to provide covering fire and enable the others in the command group to relocate. When the command group had reached a new position, FSGT Yabes moved through a withering hail of enemy fire to another bunker 50 meters away. There he secured a grenade launcher from a fallen comrade and fired point blank into the attacking Viet Cong stopping further penetration of the perimeter. Noting two wounded men helpless in the fire swept area, he moved them to a safer position where they could be given medical treatment. He resumed his accurate and effective fire killing several enemy soldiers and forcing others to withdraw from the vicinity of the command post. As the battle continued, he observed an enemy machinegun within the perimeter which threatened the whole position. On his own, he dashed across the exposed area, assaulted the machinegun, killed the crew, destroyed the weapon, and fell mortally wounded. FSGT Yabes' valiant and selfless actions saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers and inspired his comrades to effectively repel the enemy assault. His indomitable fighting spirit, extraordinary courage and intrepidity at the cost of his life are in the highest military traditions and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country. [Taken from citation of FSGT Yabes’ Medal of Honor at facesfromthewall.com]
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POSTED ON 9.29.2015

you my be gone but you are still hear

You died in battle at 34 but we still miss u you may be in gods hands but u are still in your family eyes and arms you should have been able to choose or u did but you died in a battle that we were not apart of and we should have never been but you still are in your family eyes and fiends eyes
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POSTED ON 2.28.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear FSGT Maximo Yabes, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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