Galvez-Pastrana, Manuel


Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: M Company, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct 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: Regular

Date of birth: 23-Jul-1940

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Marital status: Married to Wilhelmine Galvez, one son

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: Unknown

Start of tour: 1-Feb-1970

Incident date: 26-Feb-1970

Date of casualty: 26-Feb-1970

Age at death: 29

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire. Individual was killed while a commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Track commander on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 382 817

Place of interment: Puerto Rico National Cemetery, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 13W 056 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)