VIETNAM - RAMIREZ, RALPH ALBERT

Ramirez, Ralph Albert

VIETNAM - RAMIREZ, RALPH ALBERT
RAMIREZ, RALPH ALBERT

Rank: Private First Class

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: 4-Apr-1949

Hometown: San Pablo, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 11-Sep-1968

Start of tour: 3-Feb-1969

Incident date: 15-May-1969

Date of casualty: 15-May-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Ralph Albert Ramirez was killed while crew member of military vehicle on combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Crewman of tank on reconnaissance in force mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 538 482

Place of interment: Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, San Pablo, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 24W 020 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)