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Last name: MENDEZ
First name: SALVADOR JOE
Home of Record (official): CASA GRANDE
State (official): AZ
Date of Birth: Thursday, November 18, 1948
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 56910573
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D20
 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
F Troop 2nd Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Friday, January 5, 1968
Date of Casualty: Monday, August 19, 1968
Age at time of loss: 19
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel 47W - Row 001

--- Interment ---


Mountain View Cemetery
Casa Grande, Pinal County, AZ