|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1948|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 1968|
Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam
PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
82nd Airborne Division
Company D, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry
RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART
UPDATE, AUGUST 9, 2014: I have received information that Mr. Alicea is buried with many of his family members at Long Island National Cemetery/ I have verified that his father was a veteran of WWI and is buried at Long Island, for instance. I would appreciate further details and information about this family - Thank You!
PFC Alicea began his tour on June 8, 1968 and was killed less than eight weeks later, on August 29th, 1968 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam.
The event in which Mr. Alicea was killed also took the lives of ten other men; I am presently researching this information and will update this page, accordingly.
David Alicea was 20 years old at the time of his loss.
His cause of death is listed as hostile/ground casualty, multiple fragmentation wounds; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Alicea, are listed as having survived him.
Mr. Alicea is also listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Panel 46W, Line 55.
This page is being placed online on the 44th anniversary of his death.
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Ramon Alicea (1896 - 1952)
Long Island National Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Rhonda C. Poynter & Frie...
Record added: Aug 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96235942
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