Arzuaga, Joaquin, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1967, 11B40, 11th Aviation Group
Service Years
1964 - 1967

Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York, NY
Last Address
New York, NY

Casualty Date
May 05, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
19E 042 / Section 2C Section 6409

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 National Guard Awards


 
 Unit Assignments
228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division  11th Aviation Group
  1965-1967, 11B40, 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division /HHC
  1965-1967, 11B40, 11th Aviation Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Casualty Occurrence: See below:

He was killed in the crash of an AH-47A (# 64-13145) operating out of LZ Uplift, Binh Dinh Province. The aircraft was involved in combat operations at the time of its mechanical failure, killing all passengers and crew aboard. During a firing run, a forward mounting pin broke, causing one of the 20mm cannons to elevate and fire through the forward rotor system. The blades separated from the A/C causing the it to nose over out of control. The aircraft explode, continuously due to ordnance aboard. All crew and passengers were killed.

Crew Members:
2nd Lt. Paul J. Hicks (AC)
CW2 EdwardJ. Weidenbach (P)
SSG Ariston R. Talan (CE)
SP4 Gary W. Rodrigues (G)
SGT Joaquin Arzuaga (G)

Passengers:
PFC Pike P. Mayo
SP4 Melvin O'Neal, Jr.
PFC William E. White, Jr.

 
   
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