FELIX A CALDERON
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HONORED ON PANEL 27W, LINE 63 OF THE WALL

FELIX ANTONIO CALDERON

WALL NAME

FELIX A CALDERON

PANEL / LINE

27W/63

DATE OF BIRTH

01/07/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BURBANK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FELIX ANTONIO CALDERON
POSTED ON 9.5.2019

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

On April 12, 1969, an Aero Rifle Platoon (ARP) from B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, were set up in a hilltop night defensive position near Hue in Quang Tri Province, when an 8” artillery shell directed at the enemy landed near their position. When initially reported to the S-2-3 Section of 2/17th Cavalry at 5:00 PM, two ARP troopers were dead and another five wounded. They were evacuated to the 18th Surgical Hospital where two of the wounded expired. The four lost ARP personnel included CPL Sa Atuatasi Jr., SGT Felix A. Calderon, SGT Donald G. Respecki, and SP4 Frank E. Timian. Reportedly, the errant round was directed at their position by a Forward Observer who made a 4000-yard mistake while calling in fire support for another unit. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, Daily Staff Journal, 2/17 Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, Camp Eagle for April 12, 1969, and the book “Amicicide: The Problem of Friendly Fire in Modern War” by LTC Charles R. Shrader]
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POSTED ON 9.9.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Felix Calderon,
I hope your photo is put here because this is a wall of faces and yours should be here. Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. You were born on my dad's birthday, say hi to him, his name is Sam. As another summer comes to an end, 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 4.2.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Felix Antonio Calderon, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.15.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Felix is buried at Los Angles Nat Cem. BSM ARCOM PH
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POSTED ON 7.29.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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