Moncayo, Jose Roberto, Sgt

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1966-1968, 0311, 4th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)
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1966 - 1968



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Morenci, AZ

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1968
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Bunkers Cemetery - Morenci, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
56W 026

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  1966, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 1055
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4th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)
  1966-1968, 0311, 4th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)
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  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Operation Scotland II
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Jose was born in Santa Rosa, NM. He arrived in Vietnam 31 May 1968 and was assigned to Mike Company,3rd Battalion,4th Marine Regiment,3rd Marine Division.
Sgt Moncayo died as a result of a gunshot wound to the body from rifle fire. The company was set in a night defensive position when enemy forces assaulted the Marines, about 4 kilometers west southwest of LZ Torch, and 16 kilometers south of Khe Sanh Airfield.  Mike Company was participating in Operation Scotland II. Sgt Moncayo was 1 of 15 Marines that died during the assault by enemy forces.  Jose was single and served his country for 2 years.
Survived by his parents, Bornifacia Ferniza, of Morenci, AZ. and Juan R Mancayo,of Santa Rosa,NM.
Sgt Moncayo was KIA by GSW. I filled out his evac tag! ---------------- Length of service 2 years His tour began on May 31, 1968 Casualty was on Jun 18, 1968.

The Marines of Morenci They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest. And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home. Robert Dale Draper, 19, was killed in an ambush. Stan King, 21, was killed less than a week after reaching Vietnam. Alfred Van Whitmer, 21, was killed while on patrol. Larry J. West, 19 was shot near Quang Nam. Jose Moncayo, 22, was part of an entire platoon wiped out. Clive Garcia, 22, was killed by a booby trap while leading a patrol. FOREVER REMEMBERED
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