Edwardo Flores ’66

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Edwardo Flores

Edwardo Flores
PFC, Army

Flores medals

Edwardo was the second member of the Class of ’66 to be lost in Vietnam.  Edwardo reported to his unit just at the start of what is referred to as the Tet 1969 Offensive.

I don’t have any particulars concerning the nature of his loss.  His unit was heavily engaged at the time and the indications are that he was lost as the result of grenade or artillery.  He arrived in Vietnam 17 days before his 21st birthday and was lost 23 days after his birthday.

Personal Data

Home of Record:   San Jose, CA

Date of Birth:         03/02/1948

Marital Status:      Married

Military Data

Service Branch:    Army of the United States

Grade at Loss:        E3

Rank:                      Private First Class

MOS or Specialty: 11B10: Infantryman

Length Service:     Less than one year

Unit:                        D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Inf Div, USARV

Casualty Data

Start Tour:             02/13/1969

Incident Date:       03/25/1969

Casualty Date:       03/25/1969

Age at Loss:            21

Location:                Hau Nghia Province, South Vietnam

Remains:                Body Recovered

Casualty Type:      Hostile, died outright

Casualty Reason:  Ground Casualty

Casualty Detail:    Multiple fragmentation wounds

On the Wall:             Panel W28   Line 38