Angelo Morales ’67

Angelo Morales

Angelo Morales

Morales medals

Angelo was the fourth and final member of the Class of ’67 to be lost in Vietnam. Angelo was one of the few who had more than a years' service before being sent to Vietnam.  Angelo was in-country less than two months before his loss.

The unit logs and reports concerning the time that Angelo was serving indicates that mines and booby-traps were plaguing the battalion and accounted for most of the casualties during the month of March.  The battalion log indicated that at 1540 hours a member of H3 (3rd platoon, Hotel Company) had set off a booby-trap resulting in one KIA.

Personal Data

Home of Record:   San Jose, CA

Date of Birth:         10/27/1949

Military Data

Service Branch:    United States Marine Corps

Grade at Loss:        E5

Rank:                      Sergeant

MOS or Specialty: 0331: Machine Gunner

Length Service:     Two years

Unit:                        3rd PLT, H CO, 2nd BN, 5th Marines, 1st MARDIV, III MAF

Casualty Data

Start Tour:             02/02/1970

Incident Date:       03/26/1970

Casualty Date:       03/26/1970

Age at Loss:            20

Location:                Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam

Remains:                Body Recovered

Casualty Type:      Hostile, died outright

Casualty Reason:  Ground casualty

Casualty Detail:    Other explosive device

On the Wall:             Panel W12   Line 46