Moya, Hermando Sanchez, SGT

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Infantry (Enlisted)
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1966-1966, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1956 - 1966


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May 07, 1966
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Bernard Cemetery - Woodsboro, Texas
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07E 039

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  Tributes from Others: Aug 17, 2015  

7 May 2018
Posted on 5/7/18 - by Bob Whaley
SGT Moya, 52 years have passed since that bad day.
I think of you often, but today you'll be on my mind all day.
Rest in peace brother.
7 May - a bad day
Posted on 5/7/17 - by Bob Whaley
51 years ago,you were one of 3 brave men to go down this day
It is a memory that makes May 7th my personal worst day.
Rest in peace brother.
7 May 2016
Posted on 5/7/16 - by Bob Whaley
It was 50 years ago today
Most days it seems like yesterday
Rest in peace brother

Memorial Day 2015
Posted on 5/25/15 - by Bob Whaley
We salute you today and every day brother.
Rest in peace from your brothers in arms.
Posted on 5/14/15 - by
I was in the same Squad as well as at his side when he was KIA. & May 1966 in the Boi Loi Woods when we were Ambushed from a well-entrenched Unit from the 5th Viet Cong Division.. We were the 1st US Infantry Unit (1st Bn 5th Infantry Reg 25th ID (Reactionary Force for War Zone C & D in 1966) The Rock was a hell of a man and I crawled many Tunnel Systems with him as he was also a Tunnel rat with me in Bravo company 1/5th 1st Platoon 3rd Squad. But for as long as I live, Hermando lives in my Heart and Mind.
Norman "Butch" Petit
Squad Leader, Tunnel Rat & Pointman
Remembering an American Hero
Posted on 5/7/13 - by Curt Carter
Dear SGT Hermando Sanchez Moya, sir As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned. May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you. With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir Curt Carter

davy  b
Kilgore Tx.
Honoring the memory of a patriot.Thank you for your dedication,courage,and years of service to our nation.'WERE IT NOT FOR THE BRAVE THERE WOULD BE NO LAND OF THE FREE.'~Anon~ May God bless and keep you,and may you rest in peace Sgt.,YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!
Nov 6, 2009
Norman 'Butch'  Petit
Same squad in Vietnam
I was side by side with The Rock as we called him when he was KIA in the Boi Loi Woods in a fierce Fire Fight in the trenches of the Boi Loi Woods on 7 May 1966. Hermando was in Bravo Company 1st Platoon 3rd Squad in the 1st Bn 5th Infantry Reg 25th ID out of Cu Chi Vietnam. I ran many Tunnels and laid on many Ambushes with Hermando and miss him dearly. He was one heck of a good Solider and was one of the most courageous Men I ever had the Honor of serving with. Norman 'Butch' Petit
Aug 23, 2009
Bob  Whaley
Platoon Leader and friend
Memorial Day 2008
The memory of “my guys” is in the back of my mind daily, but days like today the thoughts are “front and center”. We, the lucky, live on because of your sacrifice and we will not forget. God rest your soul.

May 26, 2008
manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!
May 7, 2007
Robert Whaley
Platoon Leader
261 Old Sulphur Spring Rd.
Manchester , MO 63021 USA
Sergeant Moya, what a loss! The troops respected you, and I counted on you. You were hit seconds from the time I was hit but for reasons known only to God, my wound was minor and yours was not. As the anniversary of that day approaches you and the others that died that day are heavy on my mind. You were a good soldier. GOD REST YOUR SOUL.
Thursday, May 03, 2001
Denis McDonough
Fellow Bobcat 1/5 Mech

Hermando,I just wanted you to know, you are not forgotten. You are loved and missed. My prayers to you and your family.
Friday, September 17, 2004
Memorial Day
Memorial Day 2009
While my thoughts of you come often, this is the day those thoughts overpower all the others. Rest well knowing you gave your all and your memory lives on in the hearts of your family, your comrades in arms, and your platoon leader
Posted by: Bob Whaley
Relationship: We served together
Monday, May 25, 2009
Do not stand at my grave and weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932
Posted by: Bob Ross
Relationship: Fellow Vietnam Veteran
Saturday, May 7, 2005
I still miss you after all these years
I will never forget the time we spent together in the 1st Platoon 3rd Squad of B Co 1st Bn 5th Inf Reg 25th Div out of Cu Chi 1966. We ran many a Tunnel together, set on the same Ambushes, walked the same Patrols and drank from the same canteens until that bad day we had in the Boi Loi Woods on the 7th of may 1966.
With Love, Respect & Honor,
Butch Petit
Posted by: Norman
Relationship: We served together
Sunday, April 24, 2005
We Remember You
Hermando is not forgotten.
He has sacrificed his young life and his entire future, so that we can embrace the freedom that is America.
God bless you Hermando
Posted by: Richard Cumberland
Relationship: Greatful American
Tuesday, May 7, 2002

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548 
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Nov 9, 2018
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