Longoria, Felix Z., Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
Service Years
1944 - 1945

Private



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Three Rivers
Last Address
Corpus Christi

Casualty Date
Jun 15, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2013, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
27th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1945-1945, 27th Infantry Regiment
  1945-1945, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 American Theater
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944 - 45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Born and raised in Three Rivers, Texas, Longoria later moved to Corpus Christi, TX with his wife in search of work. There his wife bore them a daughter who was only a young child when Felix enlisted. Prior to the war, he worked as a truck driver.
 

In November 1944, Longoria enlisted in the army and, in late April 1945, shipped out from Fort Ord, CA to the 27th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division, then located in Luzon in the Philippines, leaving behind his wife and four-year-old daughter. He arrived on Luzon, Philippines, about June 1, 1945. Less than fifteen days after landing on the Island of Luzon, Pacific Theatre, a platoon to which Longoria was assigned was ambushed. Longoria was among those killed. His remains were not identified and returned to the United States until 1949.


When his body was returned to the US, there was a dispute with the local funeral home, which denied his family wake services.  Some reports state that this denial was because he was Mexican American.   He was eventually buried in Arlington. 

   
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