Trevino, Carlos V., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11C20, 1st Battalion, 237th Infantry
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Staff Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mc Allen
Last Address
Mc Allen

Casualty Date
Mar 12, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Valley Memorial Gardens - McAllen, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
44E 031

 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Gold Star


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, 101st Airborne Division Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
Recoilless Rifle
Pistol
Machine Gun

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 327th Infantry U.S. Army
  1967-1968, 11C20, C Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry
  1968-1968, 11C20, 1st Battalion, 237th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt Trevino was my squad leader. He was a brave and skillful soldier who taught me what I needed to know. We spent many a day in the field together before he became the squad leader and he went out of his way to explain his experiences. This was especially true of of Mother's Day Hill and August 18th, two days that still haunted the platoon even until the following March and beyond. A small unit was called for to find another platoon on March 12, 1968. The men picked for the patrol by Sgt Trevino were Harris, Chichilly, and me along with SFC Valle and RTO Coyne and a medic. A half hour into the patrol Sgt Valle saw an NVA and fired at him. We were on a small ridge. Sgt Trevino then saw some tracks leading down the ridge and we started to follow them. As Trevino, in the lead, got to the base of the ridge a full magazine burst of automatic weapons fire was directed at us. Sgt Trevino and Sgt Valle were both killed. A bad day. Rest in peace squad leader.
Posted by: Michael O'Connell
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Monday, April 24, 2006
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 44E 031
   
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