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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: VELA
First name: VITALIO JR
Home of Record (official): FALFURRIAS
State (official): TX
Date of Birth: Sunday, February 13, 1944
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SGT
Serial Number: 54368522
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D40
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
I Troop 3rd Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Saturday, July 8, 1967
Date of Casualty: Wednesday, February 14, 1968
Age at time of loss: 24
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Artillery, rocket, mortar (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 39E - Row 041

--- Interment ---


Sacred Heart Cemetery
W Travis Street
Falfurrias, Brooks County , TX
(361) 325-3455
Location: H-12-40