Tesillo, Armando, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11B10, B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry
Service Years
1965 - 1966

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles
Last Address
Los Angeles

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1966
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Odd Fellows Cemetery - Los Angeles, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 126

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  Tributes from Others: Sep 9, 2015  

Remembrance of my uncle
Posted on 11/14/14 - by Joe A. Olson yahsrealty@gmail.com
Armando Tesillo was my uncle and he was only two months older than me. Thus we were raised together in the same household. I loved him and I appreciate all that you have done to remember him. I was in the Navy while he was fighting in Vietnam and was killed. It was a great loss to all our family.
Memorial Day 2014
 Posted on 5/25/14 - by Bob Whaley Memorial Day 2014 r.e.whaley@att.net
It’s been 48 years since we served together. I carry your name along with your 10 brothers lost while I was your LT. But you’re not just on a list, you’re in my mind - often. I hope your family realizes that your loss is also mourned by your brothers in arms. Rest in peace brother.
Remembering An American Hero
Posted on 11/30/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
 Dear SP4 Armando Tesillo, 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

Garnet  Jenkins
Grand Junction Co
~ Thank You, SP4 Armando Tesillo ~

In Remembrance of SP4 Tesillo, With a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967.....~TELL THEM OF US AND SAY...FOR THEIR TOMORROWS...WE GAVE OUR TODAY.~
Jun 14, 2008
Bob  Whaley
Platoon Leader
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
Grateful American
Fellow Californian
American Hero
Thank you SP4 Tesillo for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest well brave soldier and rest assured that you Sir, are not forgotten.
Monday, January 31, 2005
Robert Whaley
Platoon Leader
261 Old Sulphur Spring Rd.
Manchester, MO 63021 USA
I hardly had a chance to know you. You were one of the first two killed in the platoon. I only know you were well respected by the platoon members and I'll never forget that day and that first horror of war.
Thursday, May 03, 2001
Denis McDonough
Fellow Bobcat 1/5 Mech

Armando,I just wanted you to know, you are not forgotten. You are loved and missed. My prayers to you and your family. If anyone knows this brave soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Would you please contact Randy@Bobcat.WS so we can honor Armando by having his picture placed on his former unit the 1/5 Mech website memorial page and on the Wall.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Richard Perez Sr.
Friend of Daughter Deborah McClain
PO BOX 531571
Henderson, NV 89053 USA
A man never forgotten by family and friends.
I only know that his son Armando Jr i Los Angeles and Deborah McClain his daughter fro Hamilton, Montana are proud of him. As is all of the USA!
Friday, March 17, 2006
 We Remember
Armando is buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. PH
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com

Sunday, October 9, 2011
 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
Email: r.e.whaley@att.net
Relationship: We served together
Monday, May 25, 2009
 Great Father
My dad was a great a strong man who left us in order to keep our country safe as well as keeping his family safe. He will always be in my heart and also the heart of my children
Posted by: Debbie (Tesillo) McLane
Email: mclane_debbie@yahoo.com
Relationship: He is my father
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
 One of
There may be more than one Armando Tesillo, but this one was definitely in the 1st Bn, 5th Infantry, of the 25th Division. I was his platoon leader the day he died along with Dan Shearin. The first 2 soldiers from the 25th to die after the division's arrival in country.
Posted by: Bob Whaley
Email: r.e.whaley@att.net
Relationship: 1st Plt, B Co, 1st Bn, 5th Inf
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Never Forgotten

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
Posted by: Bill Nelson ( same name as best friend)
Email: grite@yahoo.com
Relationship: NamVet 2/502 Inf 101 Abn 69-70
Friday, January 13, 2006
Brother Wolfhound
I will remember
Posted by: clark richie

Thursday, January 31, 2002

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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