Beltran, Frank Joseph, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 0311, B Co, 1st Recon Bn
Service Years
1967 - 1968

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
East Rochester
Last Address
East Rochester

Casualty Date
Aug 11, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - Rochester, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 49W Line 046/Veterans Plot Sec SO29 Site 20

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 Unit Assignments
1st Marine Division, I MEF1st Recon Bn
  1967-1968, 0311, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1968-1968, 0311, B Co, 1st Recon Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CLAYMORE ACCIDENT AT O.P. ON HILL 425, 10 KM SE OF LIBERTY BRIDGE 19680811
UTM grid reference is AT998463

Attended McQuaid High School and East Rochester High School Entered service July 1967 Left for Vietnam Jan 1968
   
Comments/Citation
Service number 2361853
Tour start date 01/08/1968

Cpl Beltran #2361853
MOS:0311 Rifleman.

Frank was born in Rochester and lived there
all of his life.
He attended McQuaid Jesuit High School and graduated from East Rochester High School with the Class of 1967.He was a choir boy at Saint Jerome's Church.
After graduation Frank enlisted in the Marines July 1967,at the Buffalo Recruiting Office.He was a member of Platoon 2002 at the Parris Island MCRD.
Frank arrived in Vietnam 1 January 1968 and
was assigned to Bravo Company,1st Recon
Battalion,1st Marine Division,where he was
assigned to helicopter patrol reconnaissance.
He died of fragmentation wounds to the head
and body from an accidental explosion of a
Claymore Mine at Hill 425,10 kilometers south
-east of Liberty Bridge.
Frank was single and served his country for 1
year and 13 days and was KIA #31,425.
He had been in Vietnam for 7 months and 13
days.
Frank was 20 years and 3 months old.
He was buried 26 August 1968.
Survived by his mother;Mary Beltran,3 sisters;
Margaret,Michele and Julie(his twin sister)and
3 brothers;Ralph,Ricardo and Roberto of 110
Garfield St,East Rochester,NY.
His married sisters;Delores Gallo of Ontario
and Mary Kay Peck of Livonia.
   
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