|Hello, my name is Dolores Ituarte-Valenzuela. I am currently looking for any information regarding family members/fellow Marines of Sgt Jesus Roberto Vasquez who was a resident of El Paso, Texas. We are trying to obtain information in order to be able to get permission from and/or support from family/friends/fellow Marines of Sgt Vasquez in order to honor him in El Paso with a park/city street named after him. |
I would appreciate anyone’s help with this.
I thank you in advance for all your help and support.
THIS IS THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE ON SGT VASQUEZ. Unfortunately, his brother’s email is no longer valid. If anyone has any information regarding Sgt Vasquez, I would appreciate an email response.
Jesus Roberto Vasquez
EOD DET, AMMO CO, SUPPLY BN, 1ST FORCE SVC RGT, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
04 July 1947 - 30 January 1968
El Paso, Texas
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The Marines at the Khe Sanh Combat Base were subjected to near-continuous artillery , rocket, and mortar bombardments. On 30 Jan 1968 the enemy got luckier than usual, hitting a munitions storage site as well as other facilities. Four men died in the attack:
B Co, 3rd Recon Bn:
LCpl Timothy M. Barmmer, Westport, CT
LCpl Blake W. Farris, Saltville, VA
Ammo Co, Supply Bn, 1st Force Svc Rgt:
Sgt Jesus R. Vasquez, El Paso, TX (Navy Cross)
HQ Co, 26th Marines:
1stLt Robert J. Mariz, South St Paul, MN
Sergeant Vasquez received the Navy Cross.