Cardenas, Arnoldo J., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1965 - 1966

Private First Class


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Uvalde
Last Address
Uvalde, Texas

Casualty Date
Jun 30, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hillcrest Cemetery - Uvalde, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08E 111

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 5th Infantry25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1966, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry/B Company
  1966-1966, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Army Service Number: 55860124

YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
I remember the day we went to the homecoming dance, "In Dreams" with Roy Orbison was playing and we started the dance that night to that song, I remember the times you and your brothers played at the dances in Sabinal, Texas...you were the best saxophone player, those were the good ole' days -- you would have enjoyed listening to Kenny G. 
I WILL NEVER FORGET the day we buried you in Uvalde, Texas - the first soldier from our hometown killed in the war...you were too young.. you were just sleeping. Now I accept the fact that you are resting and at peace and I am proud our paths crossed and now that I have found you, I will come honor your ultimate sacrifice. 
John, my husband is a VietNam veteran, and will one day be ready to make the pilgrimage to Washington, DC. and when he is we will both be there. 
Posted on 1/7/99 - by Florence Davis Ruiz

Son of Mr & Mrs Augustin Cardenas
518 Winnebago,Rockford IL 
 
   
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