Valdez, Juan Pedro, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11B20, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment/E Company
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Specialist 4


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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Avondale , CO
Last Address
Avondale , CO

Casualty Date
Apr 13, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Roselawn Cemetery - Pueblo, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
49E 048

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
196th Infantry Brigade (Light) 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1968-1968, 11B20, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1968-1968, 11B20, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment/E Company
  1968-1968, 11B20, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
Richard Pegram, pegramr438@aol.comsquad member with him in Nam, Poncho, Poncho, as we called Juan, and I were in the same squad in recon. He was a funny guy and we shared a lot for the three months we served together before that fateful night on April 13, 1968 in the valley. Poncho, Jim McHone and I were together until we were finally over-run by the NVA. Poncho was to go home the next day to marry his girlfriend who was pregnant with his child. Poncho, McHone and I were to go out on an LP, but the NVA attacked about mid-night and that never happened. I think about Poncho and the other twelve who lost their life that night often. Poncho, may God rest your soul.  Wednesday, June 29, 2005

 
   
Comments/Citation
 

A garden of Peace for you, Specialist Valdez. From an old WAC/U.S. Army
Left by Beth in Coloradoon 29 Oct 2013 - VVMF

 

My cousin, BY VALERIE VALDEZ , VALERIEHERRERA@MYBLUELIGHT.COM, I was only 10 years old when my first cousin died. It was the first time I had ever seen my father cry. That was the very first time I remember real sadness in the Valdez family. We are such a huge family that we had alot of good times with Pete's mother Jenny who was the oldest of Genevieve (my grandmother) family. Pete remains a memory of the good times. I wished there had been more.



 

My Friend "Pete", POSTED ON 4/24/03 - BY JEANETTE VALDEZ BOHON - VVMF, Pete and I were friends in High School. I visit THE WALL every year to spend some time in front of the panel where I can look at his name "Juan P. Valdez". I still miss my friend. I wish I had a picture of Pete in his Army Uniform.


 
   
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