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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: ESPARZA
First name: JOSEPH DAVID
Home of Record (official): SANTA MONICA
State (official): CA
Date of Birth: Thursday, November 14, 1946
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 573625440
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D20
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
F Troop 2nd Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Tuesday, October 6, 1970
Date of Casualty: Friday, May 28, 1971
Age at time of loss: 24
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Misadventure (possibly friendly fire) (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Hoa Nghia
The Wall: Panel 03W - Row 057

--- Interment ---

JOSEPH DAVID ESPARZA

Los Angeles National Cemetery
950 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles
, Los Angeles County , CA 90049
(310) 268-4494
Section 256, Row F, Plot 1