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 1.9.2002
POSTED BY: Doug Sterner

In Honor of a TRUE American Hero

In Honor of a TRUE American Hero
In an act of heroism above and beyond the call of duty, this American gave his life so that others might live. We honor his memory and sacrifice by preserving the torch of liberty that has been passed to us.
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POSTED ON 11.3.2001
POSTED BY: jeff tippett

1sgt Maximo Yabes

1sgt  Maximo  Yabes
The word hero is used in today's world quite often. Some deserve to be designated as a "hero". I'm not qualified to say who is or is not deserving of such a title. I think, however, if a person read the Citation to your Medal of Honor the definition of the word could not be made more clear.
1sgt Yabes was indeed a great soldier, his actions on the day of his death attest to that fact, but he was also a "soldiers" soldier. In peacetime he honed the skills and talents that all soldiers of any army hope they will never have to use. The rank and decorations 1SGT Yabes wore attest to the proficiency and professionalism to which any soldier should strive for.
The loss to his family can never be repaid, but they can take pride in knowing that he died as few have, that in a time of turmoil and confusion he knew exactly what needed to be done and then did it. The very act of saving others at the cost of your own life speaks volumes about the character of the man, his ideas of duty, honor, country, and courage. Surely the loss of such a man must deminish our nation.
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POSTED ON 10.30.2001
POSTED BY: jeff tippett

1sgt Maximo Yabes A REAL HERO

After reading the Citation for your Medal of Honor, about the only thing left to say, probably said best in John 15:13,

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
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POSTED ON 12.8.1999
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE <><><><>CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR<><><><>

FIRST SERGEANT

MAXIMO YABES


COMPANY ' A '

4th BATTALION

9th INFANTRY

25th INFANTRY DIVISION


<><><><> CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR <><><><>


NEAR PHU HOA DONG

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

FEBRUARY 26, 1967


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk
of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st 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 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 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 that
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.


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THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL
AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL



YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE


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