Melendez, Cristobal, SFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11B10, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
Service Years
1950 - 1966

Sergeant First Class


Five Service Stripes


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rio Piedras
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Sep 29, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Cementerio Municipal De Coamo - Coamo, Puerto Rico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11E 029

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
  1966-1966, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile) /C Company
  1966-1966, 11B10, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 

#205 PFC Jack Campbell of Carterville IL. killed September 29th 1966.

Military records show that two men were killed during a contact with the North Vietnamese from small arms fire and a hand grenade exploding. They were:

PFC Jack Campbell, Herrin, Illinois
SFC Cristobal Melendez, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
PFC Jack Campbell died from metal fragment wounds to left side of the body and SFC Cristobal Melendez died of gunshot wounds to the chests and metal fragment wound to the left leg.

   
Comments/Citation
C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
   
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