Acosta, Jose Francisco, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 0311, F Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Corporal

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wichita
Last Address
Wichita

Casualty Date
Oct 01, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Vehicle Loss, Crash
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Wichita, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27E 035

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Sharpshooter

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
F Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1967-1967, 0311, F Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Deckhouse VI
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Union II
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Notes
  Sep 27, 2014, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TRUCK OVER-TURNED 3 KM S-SW OF AN HOA AFLD 19671001
UTM grid reference is AT866450

Jose was riding in the back of a truck when the truck overturned,3 kilometers south south-west of An Hoa Airfield,in the vicinity of Danang.Jose and another Marine died during the accident.

Jose died as a result of intracranial trauma, when the vehicle he was riding on overturned while returning to camp from a convoy run.
 
   
Comments/Citation
Service number 2240224

 
   
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