Flores, Fidencio Jr


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 7-Dec-1948

Hometown: Silverton, Oregon

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 26-May-1970

Start of tour: 28-Oct-1970

Incident date: 17-Apr-1971

Date of casualty: 23-Apr-1971

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Fidencio Flores Jr died as a result of burns received while on a military mission when a hostile force was encountered. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / On reconnaissance in force (RIF) mission, engaged hostile force in firefight at bunker complex while moving to night defensive position (NDP).  Admitted to 3d Field Hospital, Saigon, on 17 Apr 1971 at 1830 hrs, placed on Very Serious Injury (VSI) list on 18 Apr 1970 at 1200 hrs. / Transferred to Medical Holding Company, United States Army Hospital Camp Zama, Japan.

Five Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SGT Willis Norwood Andrews
SP4 Fidencio Flores Jr
1LT Phillip Lewis Lee
SP5 George James Orr
SP4 Gary Lee Reynolds

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 523 316

Place of interment: Calvary Cemetery, Mount Angel, Oregon, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 03W 004 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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