Guerrero, Victor Manuel


Rank: Corporal

Unit: L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 12-Jun-1951

Hometown: La Puente, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 23-Jul-1969

Incident date: 1-Nov-1969

Date of casualty: 15-Nov-1969

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Burns/Smoke Inhalation. Burns. Individual died as a result of injuries received while a crew member of a military vehicle on a military mission when the main weapon of the vehicle was fired with the breech open and a fire started. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Loader on a tank (Sheridan) on training exercise.  Main gun tube fired with the breech open and a fire started.  Individual admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital on 1 Nov 1969 at 1730 hrs and placed on Very Serious Injury (VSI) list on 1 Nov 1969 at 2030 hrs.  Individual was later transferred to Japan on 3 Nov 1969 where he expired on 15 Nov 1969.  Incident occurred on 1 Nov 1969 at 1530 hrs.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 645 862

Place of interment: Resurrection Cemetery, Montebello, California, USA

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