Cardenas, Arnoldo J., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
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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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Uvalde, Texas

Casualty Date
Jun 30, 1966
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
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

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 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

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, 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 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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