Flores, Jose Luis


Rank: Sergeant

Unit: D Company, 1st 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: 3-Dec-1946

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 28-May-1968

Start of tour: 26-May-1969

Incident date: 12-Aug-1969

Date of casualty: 12-Aug-1969

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Jose Luis Flores was killed while commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Tank commander of tank on combat operation.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XU 693 088

Place of interment: Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 19W 012 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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