Conde-falcon, Felix M., SFC Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1968-1969, 11B, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/D Company
Service Years
1963 - 1969



Sergeant First Class


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1938
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Chicago

Casualty Date
Apr 04, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Hau Nghia
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27W 009

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 Unit Assignments
82nd Airborne Division505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1968-1969, 11B, 82nd Airborne Division
  1968-1969, 11B, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/D Company
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1969 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
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March 18 2014:

MILITARY AIDE:  Richard Conde accepting the Medal of Honor on behalf of his father, Sergeant First Class Felix M. Conde-Falcon.

Staff Sergeant Felix M. Conde-Falcon distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an acting Platoon Leader in Company D, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division during combat operations against an armed enemy in Ap Tan Hoa, Republic of Vietnam on April 4, 1969.  While entering a heavily wooded section on the route of advance, Staff Sergeant Conde-Falcon and his company encountered an extensive enemy bunker complex, later identified as a battalion command post.  Following tactical artillery and air strikes on the heavily-secured enemy position, Staff Sergeant Conde-Falcon’s platoon was selected to assault and clear the bunker fortifications.  Moving out ahead of his platoon, Staff Sergeant Conde-Falcon charged the first bunker, heaving grenades as he went.  As the hostile fire increased, he crawled to the blind side of an entrenchment position, jumped to the roof, and tossed a grenade into the bunker aperture.  Without hesitating, he proceeded to two additional bunkers, both of which he destroyed in the same manner as the first.  Rejoining his platoon, Staff Sergeant Conde-Falcon advanced about one hundred meters through the trees before coming under intense hostile fire.  Selecting three men to accompany him, he maneuvered toward the enemy’s flank position.  Carrying a machinegun, he single-handedly assaulted the nearest fortification, killing the enemy inside before running out of ammunition.  After returning to the three men with his empty weapon and taking up an M-16 rifle, he concentrated on the next bunker.  Within ten meters of his goal, Staff Sergeant Conde-Falcon was shot by an unseen assailant and soon died of his wounds.  Staff Sergeant Conde-Falcon’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness at the cost of his own life, above and beyond the call of duty, are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

   
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