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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: CHAVEZ
First name: DAVID CRUZ
Home of Record (official): LAS CRUCES
State (official): NM
Date of Birth: Tuesday, May 3, 1938
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SSG
Serial Number: 525806403
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E6
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D40
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
A Troop 1st Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Tuesday, June 10, 1969
Date of Casualty: Thursday, January 15, 1970
Age at time of loss: 31
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 14W - Row 036

--- Interment ---

DAVID CRUZ CHAVEZ

Saint Joseph Cemeteries
Las Cruces , Dona Ana County , NM