Ravelo-Toribio, Elpidio J., 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
1970-1970, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Specialist 4



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home Country
Cuba
Cuba
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Hialeah, Florida

Casualty Date
Oct 05, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Vista Memorial Gardens - Miami Lakes, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07W 114

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Gold Star


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment198th Light Infantry Brigade23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1970-1970, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment
  1970-1970, 11B10, 198th Light Infantry Brigade
  1970-1970, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In Vietnam, SP4 Elpidio Ravelo-Toribio served with Recon Platoon, E Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade, 23rd Infantry/Americal Division. His tour began on 15 January 1970.

He had entered the Army on 20 June 1969.

SP4 Ravelo-Toribio died at the Fort Gordon Medical Center, Georgia of complications suffered in regard to his wounds that he had sustained on 14 July 1970, while on operations in Quang Ngai Province, RVN.

He left a wife at his passing.

 
   
Comments/Citation
Note:
He was born in Cuba and came to America with his family as a refugee from Castro's Cuba aboard one of the "Freedom Flights" . He had graduated from Miami Springs Senior High School.

Note:  Fort Gordon Medical Center is now known as the
Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.
   
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