Vaquera, Albert Alvarado, CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062C-Helicopter Pilot Utility and Light Cargo Tandem Rotor
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, C Company, 159th Aviation Battalion
Service Years
1963 - 1969
Foreign Language(s)

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bryan , TX
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Aug 02, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Waco Memorial Park - Waco, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20W 090

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
174th Aviation Company (AHC)U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center (Cadre) Fort WoltersU.S. ArmyC Company, 159th Aviation Battalion
  1965-1966, 100D, Aviation Center and School
  1966-1967, 062B, 174th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1967-1968, 062B, U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center (Cadre) Fort Wolters
  1968-1969, 100D, Aviation Maintenance Manager Course
  1969-1969, C Company, 159th Aviation Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
Allen College
  1960-1961, Allen College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

CW2 Vaquera was killed as the result of a collision of an Air Force FAC O-2A, piloted by 1st Lt. Henderson,  and his CH-47C (tail number 67-18513) near Chu Lai, about 5 miles NE of Tam Ky, Vietnam, while en route to a visual reconnaissance mission. Crew of both aircraft were lost.

CW2 Albert A. Vaquera [AC]
WO1 Thomas L. Dives Jr [CP]
SP4 Thomas K. Ryan [CE]
SP4 James S. Stacey [CE]
SP4 Daniel A. Irelan [G]

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