RICKY J ALMANZA
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HONORED ON PANEL 45W, LINE 30 OF THE WALL

RICKY JEROME ALMANZA

WALL NAME

RICKY J ALMANZA

PANEL / LINE

45W/30

DATE OF BIRTH

10/16/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MOLINE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Rock Island County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICKY JEROME ALMANZA
POSTED ON 3.30.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep

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 sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will never die...
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POSTED ON 10.16.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Ricky Jerome Almanza, Served with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 9.3.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Ricky Jerome Almanza

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:
Authority: Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Pacific
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Ricky Jerome Almanza (MCSN: 2379991), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 3 September 1968, Company M was conducting a search and destroy operation near Go Noi Island in Quang Nam Province when the Marines came under a heavy volume of small arms, mortar and automatic weapons fire from a large North Vietnamese Army force occupying defensive positions in a tree line. During the ensuing fire fight, a Marine of the Second Platoon fell seriously wounded in a position dangerously exposed to the intense hostile fire. Reacting instantly, Corporal Almanza skillfully deployed his squads and, shouting words of encouragement to his men, directed them in delivering suppressive fire upon the enemy emplacements. Disregarding his own safety, he commenced maneuvering across fifty meters of fire-swept terrain, and as he approached the casualty, he was wounded. Ignoring the painful injury, Corporal Almanza resolutely continued to advance, and reaching the side of his comrade, he fearlessly moved him through intense hostile fire to a position of relative safety. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, he continued to direct his platoon until he was medically evacuated, although he subsequently succumbed to his wounds. His bold initiative and sincere concern for the welfare of his comrades inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the life of a fellow Marine. By his courage, aggressive leadership and selfless devotion to duty, Corporal Almanza upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 9.3.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 8.27.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CORPORAL ALMANZA,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MARINE GRUNT.
REST IN PEACE AND SEMPER FI.
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