Perez, Frederico, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11B10, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
Service Years
1965 - 1967

Specialist 4


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Diego
Last Address
San Diego

Casualty Date
Jan 03, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
San Diego Cemetery - San Diego, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13E 113

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 4th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
Auto Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
  1966-1967, 11B10, B Company, 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment
  1966-1967, 11B10, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Note from Felipe Hinojosa - Army buddy
In rememberance
Federico and I were drafted in December 1965. We took our training in Ft. Lewis, WA. Arrived in Vietnam, Augst 22, 1966. We were in the 2nd platoon, B company, 2nd Batallion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division.

I was with him the day he died. I helped carry him to our base camp. It was one of the saddest days for me because it was the first army buddy I had lost.

Perez was a fun loving guy and liked being in the army. He was always in front of the squad and ready for action. We all used to call him "Gun ho" Perez.

He was killed by hostile fire on a search and destroy mission near our base camp.

I visited his mother after coming back from Vietnam and it gave her relief and peace who had been with her son the day he died and relief to know he didn't suffer long. After visiting the wall, I brought to her a rubbing of his name and some pictures. It would always make her happy to see me when I visited. Perez will always be remembered by his friends, family, & comrades.

Sunday, April 30, 2000
Note from John Cantu - Nephew
Wow i just got done wiping my tears after reading the comment from Felipe Hinojosa. My mother is Lydia Cantu, and Federico is her baby brother. She often talked about him and from a small age i knew of him and she showed me pictures and letters that he had sent to her. Thank you Mr Hinojosa for serving our county and for making sure that my uncle was brought home to rest with his family and also thank you for visiting my grandma Lupe. i would love to hear any more stories that you have of him and or any pictures if any that you have. John Cantu 718 E. High St Greenville, MI 48838
Aug 8, 2011

 

Frederico is buried at San Diego Cemetery, San Diego,TX. PH
   
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