Flores, Douglas, MSG

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1952 - 1966

Master Sergeant


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Home State
Hawaii
Hawaii
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kaunakakai, HI
Last Address
Kaunakakai, HI

Casualty Date
Jul 05, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Misadventure
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08E 132

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV1st Cavalry Division1st Battalion, 35th Infantry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1964-1965, 11B40, Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
  1965-1965, 11B40, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  1965-1966, A Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry
  1965-1966, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation

Honolulu Star-Bulletin
July 6, 66 

Molokai GI dies of war wounds

Platoon Sergeant Douglas Flores, 36, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died yesterday in Viet Nam after being wounded in action, the Army reported last night. It was the third time he was wounded in Viet Nam.

Flores was hit in his chest, left leg and left arm by fragments from an artillery round during a combat operation. Flores was a member of Company A, First Battalion, 35th Infantry of the 25th Infantry Division. His death raised to 53 the number of Island servicemen killed in Viet Nam.

In earlier action, as a shotgunner with an Air Cavalry unit, he had received the Purple heart and an Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Soldier's Medal.

Flores survivors include his wife, Minako Iwahori Flores; two sons, Jeff and Joel; a daughter, Aimee, all of 4806-B Handrich Street, Schofield Barracks, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John K. Flores, of Kaunakakai, Molokai.


Maui News
July 9, 66

Molokaian Victim of Viet War

Platoon Sergeant Douglas Flores, 36, Kaunakakai, Mollkai, died Tuesday in Viet Nam War action, bringing the Maui County serviceman death toll in the war to 11 since 1962.

Sergeant Flores, who died after being wounded by artillery shrapnel during a combat operation, is the fourth soldier from Maui County to die in Viet Nam action in 10 days.

It was the third time he was wounded in Viet Nam.
The other three victims from Maui County were buried with military honors, in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl this week. They are Platoon Sergeant Haciro Imae, Tuesday; Staff Sergeant Kenneth Kaaihue, Thursday; and Sergeant Edward Paresa, yesterday (Friday).

Sergeant Flores was hit in the chest, left leg and left arm by shrapnel fragments. He was a member of Company A, First Battalion, 35th Infantry of the 25th Infantry Division.

In earlier action, as a shotgunner with an air cavalry unit, he was injured and received the Purple Heart and an oak leaf cluster. Among Sergeant Flores survivors are his wife, Minako Iwahori Flores, Schofield Barracks, Oahu; two sons, Jeff and Joel; a daughter, Aimee, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John K. Flores, Kaunakakai.



Honolulu Star-Bulletin
July 13, 66

Rites tomorrow for Sgt. Flores

Mass for Platoon Sergeant Douglas Flores, 36, of 4805-B Handrich Street, Schofield Barracks, will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Chapel Center, Schofield.

He was killed in action in Viet Nam July 5. He had been wounded in action twice before. Flores was hit in his chest, left leg and left arm by fragments from an artillery round during a combat operation. He was a member of Company A, First Battalion, 35th Infantry of the 25th Infantry Battalion.

Friends may call at the U.S. Army Mortuary Chapel, Kanalama Military Reservation., between 6 and 9 tonight. Burial with military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. 

Survivors include his wife, Minako; two sons, Jeff and Joel; one daughter, Aimee; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John K. Flores, of Kaunakakai, Molokai; seven brothers, John, Louis, Francis, Patrick, Joseph of Texas, and David of California.

Also, seven sisters, Mrs. Mary Kanoa, Mrs. Julia Siu, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, Mrs. Maraea Abe, Mrs, Margarita Akina, Mrs. Alice M. Naeole of Illinois and Mrs. Judith Napoleon.
   
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