VIETNAM - QUINTERO, JOSE HERNANDEZ

Quintero, Jose Hernandez

VIETNAM - QUINTERO, JOSE HERNANDEZ
QUINTERO, JOSE HERNANDEZ

Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 64B – Heavy Vehicle Driver

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

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 21-Dec-1944

Hometown: Santa Fe Springs, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 7-Sep-1965

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 17-Apr-1967

Date of casualty: 17-Apr-1967

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Jose Hernandez Quintero was in a convoy when the convoy came under hostile mortar attack.

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam

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

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 18E 042 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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