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Last name: ORETO
First name: JOSEPH ANTHONY
Home of Record (official): WESTMINSTER
State (official): MD
Date of Birth: Friday, August 22, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SGT
Serial Number: 51670676
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B40
 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Air Cavalry Troop

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Sunday, November 24, 1968
Date of Casualty: Sunday, April 13, 1969
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 27W - Row 076

--- Interment ---

JOSEPH ANTHONY ORETO

Wesleys Chapel Cemetery

Lower East Valley Road

Pikeville, Bledsoe County, TN 37367