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HONORED ON PANEL 29E, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

JOAQUIN PALACIOS CABRERA

WALL NAME

JOAQUIN P CABRERA

PANEL / LINE

29E/28

DATE OF BIRTH

01/05/1932

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/06/1967

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PIQUA MERIZO

STATE

GU

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOAQUIN PALACIOS CABRERA
POSTED ON 11.24.2018
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio vietnam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 6.20.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

On behalf of those who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
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POSTED ON 9.5.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thanks

Dear Ssgt Joaquin Cabrera,
Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. Today is my Mom's birthday, say hi to her, her name is Rose. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.7.2017

Final Mission of SSGT Joaquin P. Cabrera

SSGT Joaquin P. Cabrera was a platoon sergeant serving with B Company, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry. On November 6, 1967, B Company, 4-503rd, was combat assaulted atop of Hill 823 in the jungles of Dak To Province to accompany their sister companies who were already deployed nearby. Fourth Battalion was attempting to locate the NVA’s 66th Regiment, which had infiltrated from Cambodia. An NVA force had been on Hill 823 before B Company’s arrival, however, they were smashed by preparatory artillery fire on the hilltop before the assault. The shattered force abandoned the peak, leaving behind broken rifle stocks and rucksacks. B Company established a defensive perimeter on the hill, but by mid-afternoon the NVA began attacking their position. After nightfall, Hill 823 was subjected to a succession of individual and squad-sized probes. At 0330 hours, eight to ten North Vietnamese emerged from a gully to suddenly assault the perimeter. Accompanied by a shower of hand grenades and rocket-propelled grenade fire, they nearly succeeded in penetrating the American lines. Defensive fire drove them back, and in the brief, violent exchange, SSGT Cabrera was fatally wounded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Three Companies at Dak To” by Allan W. Sandstrum from the book “Seven Firefights in Vietnam,” Office of the Chief of Military History, United States Army]
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POSTED ON 7.6.2017

Final Mission of SSGT Joaquin P. Cabrera

SSGT Joaquin P. Cabrera was a platoon sergeant serving with B Company, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry. On November 6, 1967, B Company, 4-503rd, was combat assaulted atop of Hill 823 in the jungles of Dak To Province to accompany their sister companies who were already deployed nearby. Fourth Battalion was attempting to locate elements of the NVA’s 66th Regiment which had infiltrated from Cambodia. An NVA force had been on Hill 823 before B Company’s arrival, however, they were smashed by preparatory artillery fire on the hilltop before the assault. The shattered force abandoned the peak, leaving behind broken rifle stocks and rucksacks. B Company established a defensive perimeter on the hill, but by mid-afternoon the NVA began attacking their position. After nightfall, Hill 823 was subjected to a succession of individual and squad-sized probes. At 0330 hours, eight to ten North Vietnamese emerged from a gully to suddenly assault the perimeter. Accompanied by a shower of hand grenades and rocket-propelled grenade fire, they nearly succeeded in penetrating the American lines. Defensive fire drove them back, and in the brief, violent affair, SSGT Cabrera was fatally founded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Three Companies at Dak To” by Allan W. Sandstrum from the book “Seven Firefights in Vietnam,” Office of the Chief of Military History, United States Army]
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